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Gas Prices Down 40 Cents

Sonora, CA — Gas prices fell in some parts of California, other areas have started to see a rise at the pump. According to the latest report from AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah Insurance Exchange, which tracks gas prices, every metro area in Northern California saw a double-digit drop in its average price over the past month.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is now $3.70. According to the Gas Prices page here, a gallon ranges from $3.86 to a low of $3.57. Three gas stations in San Andreas are listed as selling for $3.69.

Among all 50 states California is the third highest, behind Alaska and Hawaii, in average price for regular, unleaded gasoline.

AAA spokesperson, Matt Skryja says “The recent drop at the pump was largely driven by lower crude oil prices around the globe. The decline is linked to a slew of concerns about global economic weakness, including worries about sovereign debt in Europe, signs of a slowing economy in China, and bearish economic data in the United States.”

The least expensive average price in Northern California can be found in Marysville where regular is $3.54 per gallon. Eureka has the highest average price at $3.98. Modesto’s average price per gallon is $3.63 down .40 from last month. South Lake Tahoe averages $3.85.