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Bay Area gas prices lower than state average

Report: Regional average is $2.72 per gallon, 7 cents higher than last month

The average price for gas in the Bay Area is slightly lower than the state's average price, AAA officials said last week.

In the Bay Area, the average price of unleaded gas is at $2.72 per gallon, up by seven cents since December, according to the organization's monthly Fuel Gauge Report released last Tuesday.

The statewide average gas price is at $2.85 per gallon, up by 17 cents since last month, AAA officials said.

San Francisco has Northern California's highest gas prices, with the average price per gallon at $2.82, up five cents since December. Southern California has the highest prices in the state, including the Los Angeles-Long Beach area with prices around $3.

Other cities in the Bay Area with high gas prices include San Rafael, with an average price of $2.82 per gallon and San Mateo at $2.77 per gallon.

Some of the lowest gas prices in the Bay Area can be found in Concord, with the average price there at $2.62 per gallon and in Vallejo, with the average gas price at $2.63.

Although California leads the nation with the most expensive gas, drivers may see prices jump even higher because of statewide refinery issues, according to AAA officials.

Noticeable jumps in gas prices are usually the result of disruptions in gas production, which are often exacerbated because of the market's relative isolation and specific fuel requirements, AAA officials said.

National gas prices have decreased in 45 states and continue to drop to multi-year lows, with Tuesday's average price of $1.96 per gallon representing the cheapest average price at the pump since March 23, 2009, according to the report.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Kris
a resident of Danville
on Jan 18, 2016 at 9:02 am

Does this really matter? California has the largest auto population in the country and we are paying over $0.76c compared to national average. No one knows what happens to all the gas taxes -- Our roads are worse, our state is spending money on building toll lanes (to make more money) rather than fixing the roads and the fines for any traffic violation are among the highest...


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Posted by Lee Prohkon
a resident of Diablo
on Jan 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Wow -- a gallon o'petrol fer twenty bits? It be like a pot o'gold!

Thanks, O'bama!


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