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Gas prices in Sacramento are dropping. Here’s where to get the best deal on fuel

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Increases to California's gas tax were approved in 2017 and will continue for years.
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Increases to California's gas tax were approved in 2017 and will continue for years.

Gas prices in Sacramento have been going down, bringing the average cost of a gallon of regular fuel to $3.57, according to fuel price tracker GasBuddy.

Prices have fallen 2.3 cents in the last week, and the current average cost is 7.3 cents lower than a month ago. It’s still 9 cents higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy.

In Stockton, gas has an average per-gallon cost of $3.40, while in Modesto a gallon costs $3.50 on average and gas in Oakland costs $3.72 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

The cheapest place to fill up in Sacramento is the Snacks and Gas 76 Station at 2199 El Camino Avenue, where a gallon of fuel costs $3.12. Gas at the most expensive station in town costs $4.45 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

Sacramento County is one of the more affordable places in California to buy gas, where a gallon costs $3.55 on average, according to AAA, but it’s a few cents cheaper in San Joaquin County, which has an average per-gallon price of $3.51.

Gas in Yolo County costs $3.65 per gallon, while in Placer County it costs $3.68 on average and in El Dorado County a gallon costs $3.73, according to AAA.

Statewide, the average per-gallon cost is $3.69. The cheapest place to buy gas in California is Imperial County, where a gallon of gas will cost you $3.43 on average. The most expensive place in the state is Alpine County, where it goes for $5.10 on average, according to AAA.

The country’s overall gas price average is $2.72 per gallon, down 3 cents from last week, up 1.8 cents from last month and 12.1 cents down from last year, according to GasBuddy.

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