AAA: Unlike past years, California gas prices remaining flat

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 - 11:30 am

Historically, California motorists have worried over rising prices at gas pumps after the holiday season. They’re finding little to worry about this year.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline statewide is now $3.65 a gallon, according to the latest monthly gas price survey by AAA. That’s just a penny more than $3.64 reported in the Jan. 14 survey. The current price is 40 cents a gallon less than it was this time last year.

In Northern California, the average of $3.58 is 2 cents lower than last month. Sacramento came in at $3.44, down 6 cents from January.

Nationally, the average price was unchanged month-to-month, holding at $3.31 a gallon.

“In a departure from recent years, national gas prices have been largely flat at the start of 2014. This can be attributed in part to cold temperatures keeping drivers off of roads but also to the absence of the looming production concerns overseas or regional refinery issues that have propelled retail gasoline prices higher out of the gate the last several years.” said Cynthia Harris, AAA Northern California spokeswoman.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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