Gas prices have been dropping across the country and in many parts of California the past few days, but Tuesday's AAA gas price report shows many Bay Area cities are seeing slightly higher prices at the pump since last month.
The average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in California is $3.78, the same price from a July 2011 report. Compared with reports from this time last year, this is a 61-cent increase, according to AAA officials, who monitor the rates.
In San Ramon, gas prices run from a low of $3.59 a gallon for regular at Arco at 12105 Alcosta Boulevard to a high of $3.89 per gallon of regular at Chevron at 2061 Camino Ramon, according to a popular website that monitors gas prices. On average San Ramon gas prices are $3.32 a gallon, well below the average for Northern California.
Danville gas prices range from a low of $3.59 a gallon at Diablo Gas at 198 Diablo Road to a high of $3.83 at Shell at 811 Camino Ramon, according to the website. The average price per gallon in Danville is $3.78 a gallon, which is slightly below the Bay Area average, but higher than the Northern California average.
In Northern California, gas prices are averaging $3.79 per gallon this month, up two cents from last month. In the Bay Area, motorists can expect to pay an average price of $3.88 per gallon, also a two-cent increase from July.
San Francisco continues to have the highest gas prices in the Bay Area with the average gallon at $3.94.