The average statewide price of regular unleaded gasoline fell 23 cents from last month to $3.62 a gallon, according to the latest monthly gas price survey released today by AAA.
In Northern California, the average price of $3.56 was down 26 cents from the Nov. 13 AAA survey. Sacramento came in at $3.44, down 42 cents from last month.
AAA said every metro area in Northern California saw a decrease of at least 9 cents over the past month.
"Prices at the pump have steadily declined across the country as demand continues to be low and supplies remain robust," said Cynthia Harris, AAA Northern California spokeswoman. "The exception is the East Coast, where supplies are increasing but remain somewhat tight following the disruption in distribution from Hurricane Sandy."
AAA put the national average at $3.33 a gallon, down 11 cents from the November survey.
AAA projected that general demand for gasoline will remain low moving into 2013, which will keep downward pressure on gasoline prices.