San Francisco, CA — Believe it or not, California no longer leads the nation when it comes to the price of filling it up at your local gas station.
According to Northern California AAA, California no longer ranks in the Top Ten. Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraksa, New Mexico, South Dakota and Wisconsin all rank ahead of California.
California is historically only outranked by Hawaii. The statewide average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded is now $3.15. That price is $.15 cents per gallon lower than the average cost at the time of the last Northern California Triple-A survey in June and $.10 lower than a year ago.
Recent production problems at midwest refineries have let to an increase in gas prices in that region of the country. Despite erratic refinery production in California since May, the supply of gasoline here is relatively high compared to average levels over the last five years according to the California Energy Commission.
Eureka now has the highest price for regular unleaded in California at $3.42 a gallon.
Written by Bill Johnson