Gas Prices Up Slightly From Last Month

AAA officials announced this week that the average price of Bay Area gas increased slightly compared to last month and is close to California’s statewide average.

The monthly announcement Tuesday of AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report, which surveys more than 100,000 gas stations nationwide, found a gallon of gas in the Bay Area costs $4.15, two cents more than a month ago. The average cost per gallon is $4.14 statewide and $3.65 across the nation.

The report showed slight increases in average gas prices throughout the Bay Area, with the only reported drop occurred in Concord, which currently averages $4.12 per gallon.

San Francisco averaged the highest price in the Bay Area at $4.24 while Santa Cruz held the lowest average at $4.08. Northern California’s average of $4.14 shows a two-cent drop from AAA’s last survey released June 10.

AAA’s report noted that while the national average has fallen for 10 consecutive days, the current price is still 18 cents more than last year’s average on this date.

To help conserve gasoline, AAA advises motorists to keep tires at their recommended pressure, perform routine maintenance on fluids, belts and hoses and to avoid sudden starts and stops as often as possible.

Andrew Dickey, Bay City News

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