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AAA: $2.01-a-gallon gas in Marysville leads regional fuel price plunge

It wasn’t the $1.37-a-gallon seen in Oklahoma, but Tuesday’s average price of unleaded regular gas throughout California was $2.49 a gallon, the lowest since the recession, according to AAA’s monthly statewide gas price survey.

AAA said California’s average price fell 36 cents since the Jan. 12 survey.

The average throughout Northern California was $2.33 a gallon, down 33 cents from last month. The average price in the Sacramento area was $2.21 per gallon, a 37-cent plunge from last month.

The least expensive fuel in Northern California can be found in Marysville, where the average is $2.01 a gallon. Marysville saw a whopping 43-cent fall in a month’s time.

Cynthia Harris, AAA Northern California spokeswoman, said “both gasoline and crude oil supplies are at record levels and the West Coast reports ample supply” of fuel. Over the next few weeks, however, California refineries will be ramping up to produce pricier spring/summer gasoline.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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