Four-dollar-a-gallon gas is now the norm in the Sacramento area.
The price of gasoline in the area rose another 10.7 cents over the past week to an average of $4.06 a gallon, according to national gas price tracker GasBuddy.com's weekly report.
That's 56.5 cents higher than one month ago, but 11.4 cents lower than at this time last year, when prices soared to nearly $4.20 a gallon amid refinery disruptions.
Nationally, GasBuddy said the average price of gas rose 2.9 cents over the past week to $3.72 up 42 cents from a month ago and 9.1 cents higher than last year.
Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, said the national average rose for 32 consecutive days, but the streak ended last Thursday.
DeHaan warned Northern California motorists, however, to brace for more price increases as the region is slated for the conversion to pricier summer-blend gas.