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Gas Prices Continue To Rise

Walnut Creek, CA– California’s average gas price has jumped by nine cents over the last month, according to the latest report from AAA Northern California.

California’s average gas price is the third highest among all the 50 states at $3.35.  For comparison, that’s 29 cents higher than California’s average price on this date last year when it was $3.06.

“The spike in the average cost of regular unleaded gasoline during the end of 2010 and early 2011 may have played a role in the significant decline in demand,” explained AAA Northern California spokesperson Matt Skryia. “Additionally, the drop in demand nationwide is being attributed to a combination of commuters taking the holidays off and weather-related issues hampering road travel along some parts of the East Coast.”

The least expensive average price in Northern California can be found in Marysville where regular is $3.25. Eureka’s average price of $3.53 is the highest. The average price of gas in downtown Sonora is $3.32.

For information on gas prices in the area click here.

Written by tina.falco@mlode.com