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AAA survey shows double-digit gas price plunges in Northern California

All Northern California cities in the monthly AAA Fuel Gauge Report, released Tuesday, posted double-digit price decreases since the Oct. 13 survey.

The least expensive fuel in the region can be found in Marysville, where the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular is $2.31. The highest price is in San Francisco, at $2.76 a gallon.

Throughout Northern California, the average price was $2.59 a gallon, down 21 cents from last month. The Sacramento-area average was even lower – $2.49 a gallon, a monthly decline of 19 cents.

Statewide, the average was $2.68 a gallon, down 23 cents from last month.

“During the winter months, demand for gasoline typically declines, and pump prices tend to move lower as a result,” said Cynthia Harris, AAA Northern California spokeswoman. “This, combined with ample crude oil production and increasing gasoline inventories, are likely to keep gas prices relatively low. Barring any unforeseen shifts in the oil market, prices are likely to continue to decline leading into 2016.”

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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