California records highest gas price average |

California records highest gas price average

Isaac Brambila

An ongoing drop in gasoline prices reached a halt and prices are beginning to climb around the state and the country, with California recording the highest state average.

El Dorado County recorded average prices for a gallon of regular gas that were at the lower-end of the spectrum in California, according to GasBuddy. With an average price of $2.64, the price in the county was roughly 9 cents lower than California’s average.

South Lake Tahoe’s average, using data from 13 gas stations listed by GasBuddy, was $2.63, 1 cent cheaper than the county’s average. The cheapest gas was at 7-Eleven where it was selling at 2.29 per gallon. Three gas stations in town were selling gas for $2.79 per gallon.

Statewide, the average was $2.73. It rose by about 3 cents between Thursday and Friday. Friday’s numbers reflected an average 18.4 cents higher than last week’s average and 14.9 cents higher than last month. The county’s average, however, remains drastically lower than a year ago, roughly 93 cents cheaper.

Comparatively, El Dorado County’s average was roughly 13 cents more expensive than the cheapest county in the state, Lassen, where the average price for a gallon of gas is $2.51. Mono County continues its streak of being the most expensive in the state for gas with a $3.24 average.

Gas prices in California began to drop in May, when the average was about $4.20 per gallon. Prices dipped even more drastically at the end of the year and the beginning of this year and reached a low average of about $2.40 per gallon.

Nevada was the third most expensive state in the nation with a $2.39 average, just behind New York.

The average price in Douglas County was $2.11 and Carson City recorded an average of $2.21.

The average price nationwide rose 12 cents to $2.24 from last month’s average and 6 cents since last week. However, the average still remains nearly $1.10 cheaper than a year ago.

The state with the cheapest gasoline price average in the nation was Idaho, where a gallon of gas costs, on average, about $1.89.

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