SACRAMENTO, CA – This week, Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) released the following statement in response to California’s average gas price rising to $5.80, over $2.00 above the national average of $3.73.
“California drivers are now paying $2.07 more than the national average and we are only 20 cents away from $6 per gallon,” Kiley said. “This is what happens when the Legislature places relief for the people of our state at the bottom of their priority list. The politicians responsible for this must be held accountable.”
In January, Kiley introduced AB 1638, an urgency measure that would have immediately suspended the gas tax and saved Californian’s over 50 cents per gallon at the pump. That bill was rejected in the Assembly on multiple occasions. Instead of providing relief, the Speaker of the Assembly created the Select Committee on Gasoline Supply and Pricing to study the issue. To date, the committee has held two hearings and has yet to produce anything actionable.
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes the Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado County communities of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, Orangevale, Penryn, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sheridan.
According to AAA, as of Tuesday, the National Average was sitting at $3.74 per gallon. In California, the average gallon of gas was sitting at $5.88 per gallon. In Contra Costa County, the average cost of gas was $5.95.
California average gas prices
|Week Ago Avg.||$5.457||$5.654||$5.802||$6.284|
|Month Ago Avg.||$5.279||$5.486||$5.632||$6.298|
|Year Ago Avg.||$4.397||$4.585||$4.712||$4.401|
Gas Prices Rise as Ian Heads Toward Florida
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gas prices rose a nickel over the past week, as the national average pump price hit $3.72. The main reason is higher regional prices on the West Coast and the Midwest due to refinery issues ranging from planned maintenance to a fire. But low domestic demand as fewer drivers fuel up and much lower oil prices have helped to blunt some of the impact. On Friday, the price of oil slipped below $80 a barrel for the first time since January, primarily due to fears of a recession-led global economic slowdown.
“Slack demand and lower oil prices should take some pressure off rising gas prices,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “But Hurricane Ian could cause problems, depending on the storm’s track, by disrupting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and impacting large coastal refineries.” — Full Story