SLO County gas prices approaching record highs, find the lowest prices

October 3, 2022


The average price of gas in San Luis Obispo County is 65 cents more than a week ago, as the county approaches record breaking prices. The average price of gas in the county is currently 6.56 a gallon, closing on the record of $6.63 a gallon set in June, according to figures from AAA.

The average price of gas in California rose 61 cents during the past week to $6.37 a gallon.

SLO County currently has the tenth 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 $7.14.

Average gas prices remained primarily unchanged in the United States. The national average price for a gallon of gas dropped one cent to $3.79 during the past week.

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. Oceano Market – Oceano, Front Street: $5.39
  2. Conserv Fuel – San Luis Obispo, Broad Street: $5.49
  3. Stop and Buy – Nipomo, Tefft Street, $5.49
  4. San Paso Truck Stop – Paso Robles, Wellsona Road: $5.49
  5. 76 – Nipomo, Orchard Road, $5.59
  6. Valero – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $5.89
  7. Chevron – Nipomo, Tefft Street, $5.89
  8. 7-Eleven – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $5.89
  9. Conserv Fuel – San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa Street: $5.95
  10. Shell – Atascadero, San Gabriel Road: $5.95

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This is somewhat true but not totally the problem. I’m a local banker and deal with gas stations. Our local gas stations are mostly mom and pop operators they hate high gas prices they make more money when gas prices are low. Refinery is the problem are long line of governors have been trying to shut down the refineries look at other states how many refineries they have to people. We are going to have high prices forever

Many refineries will not be coming back due to onerous regulation requirements of the state… four are down for repairs and may just stay down… this is the new norm in CA until we the people change the people we have elected…. starting with Newsom…

Higher gas prices, call the press. Why, isn’t anyone asking the question why are gas prices so much higher than the rest of the state? Is it a logistics question, then the same would apply to all of the lower Sierras and all of northern California above the Bay region. Or is it, could it be a hidden import tax, to fund special projects in SLO County?

I say the gas prices are high here to fund the crap-storm elsewhere. Yesterday it was the Ukraine and today it’s the Hurricane devastation in Florida. We in la la land subsidize other parts of the country where the utility demands are much higher. We can do with less so we pay more and when our President sends money all over the world or suggests that borrowed money can be forgiven, we need a goose to lay that golden egg, California. We are the state with the golden poppy and also lays the golden eggs. We are the empire with a budget surplus, never mind the differed maintenance of our infrastructure, just be positive, right?

Biden has sent money to the Ukraine to fight the Russian invasion of a sovereign nation which is surrounded by NATO allies who would most certainly be threatened if Ukraine fell. It has been the sworn duty of the U.S. for the last 70+ years to adhere to our NATO treaties.

Hopefully, Ukraine and the Scandinavian nation’s will also soon be part of NATO.

Moreover, California will most certainly overcome high gas prices and any other economic calamity that hits it. I’m not so sure about Republican run states such as Mississippi and Louisiana. In fact, 9 out of the 10 states with the highest poverty rates in the U.S. are controlled by Republican governors and legislatures.

Surely, you’re not suggesting we follow suit.

“could it be a hidden import tax, to fund special projects in SLO County”