Record high gas prices in SLO County, find the lowest cost

June 6, 2022


Rising oil prices and increasing demand have led to record high gas prices in San Luis Obispo County. During the past week, the average price of gas increased 14 cents to $6.47 a gallon, according to figures from AAA.

SLO County currently has the 14th highest price for gas in the state. Listing the highest average price, Mono County’s price for a gallon of regular gasoline this week is $7.04.

The national average price for a gallon of gas increased 25 cents during the past week to $4.86.

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. Fastrip Fuel – Paso Robles, Creston Road: $5.95
  2. Conserve Fuel –  San Luis Obispo, Broad Street: $5.95
  3. Sinclair – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.97
  4. Arco – Atascadero, San Anselmo Road: $5.99
  5. Costco – San Luis Obispo, Froom Ranch Way: $5.99
  6. Conserve Fuel –  San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa Street: $6.05
  7. Circle K – Atascadero, Morro Road: $6.07
  8. Speedway Express – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $6.09
  9. One Stop Food – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $6.09
  10. Arco – Arroyo Grande, Barnett Street: $6.14

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I’ll take Trump and cheap gas any day.

The price per gal could be lowered by our state and the federal government over night… They won’t do what everyone knows will work from exempting the fuel tax to opening the spigot with American oil and shale production…

By not out producing other nations like Russia for example which are selling their oil and gas to China and India we are doing great harm in the world… We are in actuality helping the Russians by getting out of their way and not competing with them in the worlds oil market and at the same time we are sending money and weapons to the Ukraine to fight Russia…. It doesn’t make any sense…

We are the #1 oil producer in the world by about a million bpd Russia is second. Yes China and India are buying their oil but at a deep discount. There’s not a shortage every country is still getting the oil they need it just might be from a different supplier. The last time our oil producers opened the spigot they got into a price war with opec and got their asses handed to them with hundreds of them going bankrupt. Our oil companies(especially the small family owned producers) can’t compete with oil producers who are owned/controlled by foreign governments. Plus why pump 2 barrels when you can pump 1 and get the same amount of money with higher profit margins? There are over 9000 federal leases approved and federal lands only account for 25% the rest is private land mostly in oil/gas friendly states where it’s even easier to get permits. High gas prices usually mean bad news for democrats in elections and since they want republicans in office so it’s serves another purpose on top of the billions in extra profit they are making every month.

Not to mention that the Saudis have refused to increase production—a deal they made with Trump.

Now, the Saudis are funding a new sports league with hundreds of millions of dollars paid to…wait for it…golfers, such as Phil Mickelson (who has reportedly lost millions gambling) and Dustin Johnson, who isn’t charismatic enough to be on television very often and reap the benefits of that.

By and large, the Saudis (two of their big golf events will be played at Trump courses) and the big oil companies want Mr. Trump back in power. Now, if you want cheaper gas prices and zero investment in green energy, then fine. Climate change won’t significantly bother any of us, but what about your grandchildren?

At a certain point it’s not even going to be worthwhile going in to certain jobs. It costs 2 hours of my 4 hour shift to get to and from work? Crazy. No wonder people are choosing unemployment.

“No wonder people are choosing unemployment.”

What people? The unemployment rate is at 3.6%, generally considered full employment by economists.