Is there a way to find friends who have listed their location near you? Ex: it would be nice if i could find other fuelly users who list Florida as their state considering that our terrain, AC usage, etc are much different than someone who lives in Colorado or Utah (for example).
Yes, you can search for users by location. On your dashboard at the bottom is a section called "All Options". On that list is the link: Find a User. Click that, and you can type in a location in the 2nd text field.
A location is completely optional for people, so you'll only find other Fuelly members who chose to include that information. It's also completely free-form, so you'll also only find those people who chose to put "Florida" or "FL" in their location. But quite a few people do fill that out, so you should be able to find some.