Sacramento-area gas prices fell another 10 cents per gallon over the past week, falling to their lowest level since April 5, 2009, according to national fuel tracker GasBuddy.com.
The average retail price in the area on Monday was $2.31 a gallon, about 2 cents lower than one year ago and down 26 cents from last month.
Local gas prices have plunged over the past several weeks amid declining crude oil prices.
However, Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst, warned that higher prices may be coming when winter nears an end.
“Refiners have already begun some winter maintenance, and while supply of winter gasoline is abnormally high, once that inventory is liquidated, I fully expect gasoline prices to march higher,” DeHaan said.