SLO County gas over $6 a gallon, here are the best prices

March 20, 2022

Gas in Santa Margarita


The average price of gas in San Luis Obispo County has surged to over $6 a gallon, though the percentage of increase continues to slow.

During the past week, the average price of gas in SLO County increased by nine cents to a record $6.01, according to figures from AAA. The prior week, the price of gas increased by 42 cents.

Where in SLO County do you find the cheapest gas prices? Using data from GasBuddy, we’ve compiled a list of gas stations with cheaper prices on Sunday.

Top 10 lowest priced gas stations in SLO County:

  1. Shell – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.39
  2. Costco –  San Luis Obispo, Froom Ranch Way: $5.45
  3. Sinclair – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.47
  4. Fastrip Fuel & Wayside Liquors – Paso Robles, Creston Road: $5.49
  5. Mobil – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.49
  6. Speedway Express – Paso Robles, 24th Street: $5.55
  7. 7-11 – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $5.55
  8. Conserve Fuel – San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa Street: $5.59
  9. Arco – Arroyo Grande, Barnett Street: $5.67
  10. Flyers – Grover Beach, Grand Avenue: $5.69

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I just talked to a friend who got regular gas at Costco in Dallas, Texas today and paid $3.74 per gallon. Why is it so high in Arroyo Grande and other parts of California?

Different blend of fuel that’s more expensive, higher gas taxes, it’s California everything’s more expensive, could be 86 octane instead of 87 and most definitely price gouging. Oil dropped to where it was before Russia invaded but we haven’t seen any drops at the pump. I read a dem senator(not sure if it was a state senator or congress) put out a bill to require oil and gas companies and refineries to report monthly what they bought the oil for and how much fuel was sold for. Been proposed before but too much oil and gas money in politics to get that through. Maybe this time will be different.

All gas sold in California, is refined here, due to the extra regulations to do so, and the additives that only this state requires. With no possibility to get cheaper gasoline from, say, Texas, our price will remain the highest in the nation.

It hasn’t slowed anything. We’re all just continuing our wasteful lifestyles. You know, going out to eat at expensive restaurants, vacations, concerts, wine, booze, drugs, credit card debt. But go ahead and complain about the cost of living.

Maybe you are Zoiebowie, but we’re sure not. NO drugs, no expensive restaurants, no concerts, no wine, no booze – well except for Pabst Blue Ribbon on sale, no credit card debit. We did take a vacation last year though. We’re just trying to live our best life on a budget.

You must be retired? Sold your house in the Bay Area? Moved here with Big bucks? Cause the life you relate too Doesn’t look anything like mine. I can only dream of yours! Every time I go to get gas, I see how much more I need to cut back on feeding the family.

Bus service in SLO County is quite available and very cheap. Or ride your bicycle. Republicans are always screaming about a free market economy. This is it.

So is this what saving the planet looks like?….

This is just the beginning. Wait till the power plant is shut down.