Sonora, CA — Motorists across the country could be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years, except in California.
On Tuesday, the Energy Department stated it expects the price of gasoline to average $2.55 between April and September, the lowest it has been since 2009. That totals a saving of $675 a year per household compared to last year. However, not for California residents, which have the highest gasoline prices in the country by a large margin.
On average, drivers in the state are paying $3.73. In Sonora, the average price is $3.39. It is the same rate in San Andreas. You can find out gasoline prices in the Mother Lode anytime by typing in the keyword gas.
Two key reasons for the California’s higher fuel prices can be attributed to a February explosion at an ExxonMobil refinery in Southern California reducing supplies, and the states special gasoline requirements that cannot be easily replenished.