AAA: Bay Area Gas Prices Up Slightly From Last Month

It's currently costing about two cents more per gallon than it did last month to fill up your tank in the Bay Area.

By Bay City News Service:

 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.

Lance Hairdo July 10, 2014 at 05:26 AM
Honestly, guys, the best way to save on fuel is to maintain your vehicle. I know that we aren't all mechanics so it can be hard to do that but if you buy a couple simple tools, you'll be able to do it. I started by buying a device that reads and translates the codes from the car computer. I just plug it into the car, it downloads some info, and tells me if anything is wrong. It also reads and resets the check engine light. Super easy...everybody should have one. This is the one I bought but they have really good ones for way cheaper: http://goo.gl/xRDysZ
DMC July 10, 2014 at 12:52 PM
No, No, we need the price of gas to go UP--that way windmills and solar panels and gas from soybeans and corn will be "competitive"--and we do not want to talk about natural gas--because that is more abundant in the US than oil!---and cheaper--so let's not talk about that---
Hopkin July 10, 2014 at 01:19 PM
DMC, start a petition to make all gas stations in Marin charge 50-60 cents more per gallon, like the Shell station on Nave Dr does!


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