SLO County gas prices surge, national price drops

October 2, 2023

Gas prices


Amid a surge in crude oil costs and issues with shrinking production at refineries in California, the average price for a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County increased 24 cents during the past week to $6.27, according to figures from AAA.

In California, the average price for a gallon of gas rose 16 cents to $6.05 during the past week. Nationally, gas prices dropped three cents to $3.81 a gallon.

SLO County currently has the forth 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 $6.80.

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 & Wayside Liquors – Paso Robles, Creston Road: $5.49
  2. San Paso Truck Stop – Paso Robles, Wellsona Road: $5.49
  3. Arco – Paso Robles, Niblick Road: $5.55
  4. One Stop Food – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $5.59
  5. Lucky 7 – Morro Bay, Main Street: $5.59
  6. Fastrip Fuel & Chalk Mountain – Atascadero, El Camino Real: $5.61
  7. Sinclair – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.67
  8. Mobile – Morro Bay, Morro Bay Boulevard: $5.69
  9. Chevron – Morro Bay, Main Street: $5.69
  10. Valero – Paso Robles, Spring Street: $5.79

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