According to AAA, the average price of a regular gallon of gasoline in California is $4.62. This is up 2-cents from last week. A year ago, gas on average in the state was $3.17.
In Contra Costa County, the average gallon of gas is higher than the State average at $4.73. Meanwhile, Alameda County is at $4.76 with San Francisco County at $4.88.
AAA said the national average is $3.41 per gallon as gasoline demand continues to increase.
At the close of Thursday’s formal trading session, WTI decreased by $2.05 to settle at $78.81 — marking the first time in nearly a month that prices fell below $80 per barrel at closing. Crude prices have declined amid a strengthening dollar and after EIA reported that total domestic crude supply increased by 3.3 million bbl to 434.1 million bbl last week.
Largest Weekly Increases
- Since last Thursday, these 10 states have seen the largest increases in their averages: Ohio (+10 cents), Arizona (+7 cents), Indiana (+5 cents), New Mexico (+4 cents), Illinois (+4 cents), California (+4 cents), Minnesota (+3 cents), Hawaii (+3 cents), Maine (+3 cents) and West Virginia (+2 cents).