SLO County gas prices continue slow decline

April 18, 2022



During the past week, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline fell by six cents to $5.89 as 31 countries announced plans to release emergency oil reserves, including Mexico, Japan, Germany and Canada, according to figures from AAA.

Following President Joe Biden’s March 31 announcement that the country would release 1 million barrels of oil reserves a day for six months, prices began to fall from a county high of $6.09 a gallon.

At an average price of $5.89 a gallon, SLO County has the second highest price for gas in the state. Mono County’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline this week is $6.57. The national average price for a gallon of gas fell seven cents to $4.08.

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.

Top 10 lowest priced gas stations in SLO County:

  1. San Paso Truck Stop –  Paso Robles, Wellsona Road: $5.35
  2. Costco –  San Luis Obispo, Froom Ranch Way: $5.35
  3. 7-11 – Atascadero, El Camino Real: $5.45
  4. 7-11 – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $5.45
  5. Sinclair – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.47
  6. Fastrip Fuel & Wayside Liquors – Paso Robles, Creston Road: $5.49
  7. Shell – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.49
  8. Mobil – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.49
  9. Sinclair – Paso Robles, Heritage Loop Road: $5.49
  10. Circle K – Atascadero, El Camino Real: $5.57

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Another reason why we should never approve another gas tax.

Its still majorly unaffordable….

So do all the “Biden did this” stickers pointing at gas prices still ring true when the prices decrease? Or is he only to blame when the prices go up?

Energy policy isn’t rocket science. On November 2, 2020 the East Coast price for gasoline was $2.11 per gallon. Gulf Coast prices averaged $1.79, the Rocky Mountain region saw gas at $2.22, and on the West Coast it was $2.79. When prices drop back down close to those values, president Biden will no longer be credibly “blamed”.

Those gas prices were caused by the pandemic not trump or republicans. Go back a few more years and it was a price war by opec against our fracking boom which caused hundreds of our small producers to go bankrupt. Biden just approved more federal leases to go up for sale so gas should drop back to 3.50 gallon soon since he controls oil and gas prices.

Yes. They will until they are at or below December 2020 levels. Duh.

He’s not solely to blame, but he’s absolutely responsible for exacerbating the problem. Now we’re all being reset. Run it up to $7/gal, then everyone feels relieved when it “goes down” to $5/gal. Mass manipulation.

Instead of losing oil and hurting our economy, let’s go back to producing 10 million barrels a day, and not care what other countries are doing.

Still $5.99 here in Los Osos where the rich people live I guess…