Gasoline prices continue to climb |

Gasoline prices continue to climb

Isaac Brambila

The city and county averages for gasoline prices per gallon are nearly 75 cents more expensive than the national average.

South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County, however, are still not as harshly struck by the ongoing gasoline price hike as the rest of the state, where the average is nearly $1 per gallon more than the national average. California recorded the most expensive prices in the country and the only state with an average higher than $3, with the exception of Hawaii.

According to GasBuddy figures, the average price for regular gasoline in both the city and the county was roughly $3.31 per gallon on Tuesday. The state average was about $3.43.

Raising the state’s average is Mono County, where gas prices are consistently and significantly higher than in the rest of the state and on Tuesday were at $4.06 per gallon. At the rest of the state’s most expensive counties, however, the average price hovered at around $3.50.

The state’s average was about 2 cents more expensive than last week and 78 cents more than last month’s average.

In South Lake Tahoe, the two cheapest gas stations were selling the gallon for $3.15, and eight of the 13 gasoline stations listed had prices set lower than $3.20 per gallon.

Though Nevada’s average was also among the highest in the country, prices were still significantly lower than in California. Tuesday’s average in Nevada was $2.89. The average was 8 cents more than last week and 54 cents more than last month. Douglas County was also the third least expensive county in the state, with an average of about $2.60.

Prices nationwide remained consistent since last week but saw a hike of about 27 cents since last month.

Wyoming and South Carolina had the lowest average in the nation at about $2.14.

Hawaii had the second highest average price, where gas sold for about $3.15, followed by Nevada and Oregon, where the average was $2.89.

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