SLO County gas prices nearly highest in the nation

April 20, 2019

Amid a spike in gas prices across California, drivers are paying more at the pump in San Luis Obispo County than in nearly every other region nationwide. [Cal Coast Times]

As of Saturday morning, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in SLO County is $4.197, according to AAA. Only four counties in California, all of which have populations of less than 20,000 people, currently have higher average gas prices than SLO County.

In Los Angeles and San Francisco counties, where drivers often pay more at the pump, the current average gas prices are $4.078 and $4.163 respectively. Statewide, the average is $4.028, more than $1 more than the national average of $2.842.

Gas prices have spiked in California in recent weeks, with drivers in the state now paying the highest amount at the pump since July 2014. One month ago, the state average for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.374.

AAA attributes the sharp gas price increase in California largely to both expected and unexpected maintenance upgrades and repairs taking place at refineries. Six of California’s 10 refineries have recently seen reductions in output, gasoline included, because of maintenance work and repairs.

Imports are currently helping resupply gasoline in California while refineries undergo repairs, but transportation expenses subsequently increased, and the added costs were passed on to the consumer. Additionally, there is currently a switchover to the more expensive summer-blend gasoline, which causes prices to increase nationwide.

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1.00 USD will buy 922,000 gallons of gas in Venezuela 2.59 in Arkansas

Billings. ,Montana current gas price 2.59 …..Greenbrier ,, Arkansas 2.45 ……

What is really interesting is how we can go to bed at night and gas is at one price. When we wake up in the morning all of the gas stations, not just one brand, but all of them have changed their pricing equally. I had a friend who had a very successful gas station and once asked him how that happened. All that he would tell me was that he got a call every morning and someone told him what the price of gas would be. I asked who it was, his reply was he didn’t know but if he didn’t do it they would not sell him gas. Interesting to say the least.

Good thing proposition 6 didn’t pass; I can spend 12 more cents per gallon to fix our roads. Had Prop 6 passed, I was so afraid we all were going to drive off a cliff. Thank you Javier Basera for being a lying deceitful attorney general. NOW we can be greener while China burns S-tons of coal.

Every time I visit another region of this country, I am reminded at how the “leaders” of this once great state have over reached their boundaries by using power. Taxation is a force that should be carefully yielded. This gas tax really does NOTHING but create more misery for the average citizen. Shame on them and the “Harmon-types” for their collective dysfunction.

When I was a kid, gas stations would post the price and the tax. Government did away with that.