SLO County gas prices going up, find the lowest prices

September 12, 2022


While gas prices continue to fall in most of the country, prices in California are inching back up. During the past week, the average price of gas in San Luis Obispo County increase nine cents to $5.70 a gallon, according to figures from AAA.

The increase is likely due to power outages at refineries, which has impacted the amount of gasoline refined in the state.

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 $6.42.

The national average price for a gallon of gas dropped seven cents during the past week to $3.71.

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 and Wayside Liquor – Paso Robles, Creston Road: $5.09
  2. 7-Eleven – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $5.19
  3. Costco – San Lis Obispo, Froom Ranch Way: $5.24
  4. Gill’s Liquor – Arroyo Grande, Grand Avenue: $5.24
  5. Speedway Express – Paso Robles, 24th Street: $5.25
  6. Sinclair – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.27
  7. Shell – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.29
  8. Shell – Arroyo Grande, Grand Avenue: $5.33
  9. Flyers – Grover Beach, Grand Avenue: $5.34
  10. Arco – Arroyo Grande, Barnett Street: $5.36

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with the problems we’re having here in this country, you jokers are concerned about subsidized fuel in Venezuela?

do you tie your own shoes? If you do, you’re lucky to be able to do so.

The price of octane-95 gasoline in Venezuela is 0.1 Venezuelan Bolivar per liter.

Nonsense. The exchange rate is 796,971 Venezuelan Bolivar (VEF) equals 1 US Dollar, and the value of the VEF was dropping as I was writing this. One tenth of a VEF equals 0.00000012547215 USD, or a crazy small fraction of a penny. The number is so small that a liter of gasoline would essentially be free in either monetary system.

Referencing another source, the Global Petrol Prices dot com website shows a chart that indicates the equivalent price for a gallon of gasoline in Venezuela on 5 September 2022, was around .084 USD, or 8.4 cents. According to the website, ”The subsidized price on the chart is for the first 120 liters a month only for people with a valid Fatherland Card. Purchases above 120 liters per month are charged at the rate of .50 USD per liter (roughly $2.00 USD per gallon). However, during times of fuel shortages in Venezuela, there is a black market for fuel with prices that can exceed substantially the average international price levels.

Just because the Venezuelan government stipulates some absurdly low subsidized price for those with valid Fatherland Cards, it doesn’t mean that is the real market price on the street the majority of Venezuelan citizens are forced to pay for fuel.