Gasoline prices throughout California are falling amid a perfect storm of positive circumstances, a comparative rarity in Golden State fuel markets.
Statewide, the average price of unleaded regular was $3.56 a gallon, according to AAA’s monthly gas price survey, released Tuesday. That was down 24 cents from the July 14 survey.
The average throughout Northern California on Tuesday was $3.33 a gallon, down 13 cents in one month. In Sacramento, unleaded regular was going for an average $3.22 a gallon, down 14 cents from July.
“As summer driving season concludes, the higher demand for fuel has shifted, creating a drop in gas prices,” Cynthia Harris, AAA Northern California spokeswoman, said in a statement. “Plus, strong production at refineries signals oversupplies of crude oil, which could mean notable drops in gas prices leading up to the Labor Day holiday.”
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Harris also noted that the average at-the-pump price in California has fallen for 15 consecutive days.
The least expensive gas in Northern California on Tuesday was in Marysville, where regular unleaded was going for $3.09 per gallon.