Gas costs continue dropping, find the lowest prices

August 15, 2022


Since June, the average price of gas has continued a steady decline as domestic gas stocks continue to increase. During the past week, the average price of gas in San Luis Obispo County dropped nine cents to $5.71 a gallon, according to figures from AAA.

SLO County currently has the eighth 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 $6.53.

The national average price for a gallon of gas dropped 11 cents during the past week to $3.95.

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. 7-Eleven – Atascadero, El Camino Real: $5.19
  2. San Paso Truck Stop – Paso Robles, Wellsona Road: $5.19
  3. One Stop Food – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $5.24
  4. Sinclair – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.27
  5. VP Racing Fuels – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $5.29
  6. Flyers – Grover Beach, Grand Avenue: $5.29
  7. Shell – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.29
  8. Mobile – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.29
  9. Gill’s Liquor – Arroyo Grande, Grand Avenue: $5.29
  10. Speedway Express – Paso Robles, 24th Street: $5.39

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Great job by Biden to bring down prices, which were inflated by a series of problems not created by his administration, including major supply chain snafus because of factory shutterings in China, high oil prices because of the war in Ukraine and the Saudi refusal to increase their production after an agreement with Trump in 2020 to bail out domestic oil producers who saw their revenues shrink to zero during the pandemic.

Moreover, the Inflation Reduction Act will mean lower drug costs for those on medicare, will stabilize the amount Americans on the Affordable Care Act pay each month for their insurance premiums, and will lower energy costs for the average American—in our area that means Diablo Canyon will be repurposed and continue it’s 10% contribution to the state’s electric grid.

The act is also predicted to lower emissions by about 40% in the next eight years. Consumers shopping for electric vehicles will receive a rebate of up to $7,000 on their purchase. On the transportation side, truckers looking to switch from diesel to electric or hydrogen fuel cell will receive a rebate of up to $40,000 on a new truck purchase.

But, there’s more, President Biden has signed legislation that will incentivize computer chip manufacturers to produce their goods in the U.S., rather than China or other nations where wages are low. Biden also signed the PACT Act which will provide much needed medical insurance to our veterans who were made ill by burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as providing more money for vets who were exposed to Agent Orange in places like Korea and other places in southeast Asia during America’s involvement in those places from the 1940’s to the 1970’s.