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AAA: California gas prices fall, but still highest in the nation

The statewide average price of unleaded regular gasoline in California is less than $3 a gallon, but the Golden State average still leads the nation, according to the latest AAA monthly gas price survey.

AAA said the average at-the-pump price statewide on Tuesday was $2.91 a gallon, down 35 cents from the Sept. 8 survey.

Despite the significant month-to-month decline, California’s average price was the highest in the nation as other states saw robust price decreases over a month’s time. Generally, prices have been driven lower by relatively stable supplies, sub-$50-a-barrel crude oil and ramped-up production of less-expensive fall-winter gas blends.

AAA said the average price of unleaded regular in Sacramento on Tuesday was $2.68 a gallon, down 24 cents from September survey and a decrease of 54 cents a gallon over the past two months.

Marysville had the cheapest gas in Northern California on Tuesday at $2.50 a gallon, down 24 cents from last month.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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