California Drivers Paying Less For Gas This Week

California Drivers Paying Less For Gas This Week

California drivers are paying less for gas this week despite national prices rising for the first time in five weeks.   On Tuesday, AAA reported Californian motorists paid an average of $2.93 for a gallon of unleaded regular gas.   A month ago, California drivers paid $3.05.  Nationally, average prices at the pump jumped about 3 cents this week to $2.26.   AAA spokesman Mike Blasky says, California prices have been falling for weeks, but with national prices rising this week, that could be a signal that prices could be increasing again soon for the West Coast.  It's rare to see California prices fall as prices in other states spike.   According to Blasky, refinery production on the West Coast is at its highest levels since August 2016, helping to stabilize gas prices.   Locally, in Amador County, prices average $2.95 for a gallon of regular unleaded while in Calaveras County prices average $2.93.  Gas prices were highest in South Lake Tahoe ($3.25) and San Francisco ($3.10), but drivers in most Bay Area cities paid under $3 per gallon.   AAA expects to see a high level of travel on the roads of the golden state throughout the remaining summer months.

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