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Gas Jumps 45 Cents a Gallon in a Month: AAA

Sticker shock comes at gas stations and not car lots here in the Bay Area




    The latest AAA survey shows gas prices have skyrocketed again, putting the California average for a gallon of gas at $4.06. That's a 45 cent jump in one month, according to the latest AAA Northern California monthly gas survey.

    AAA says the reasons are many and include the conversion to summer-blend gasoline, statewide refinery issues, and a rise in crude oil prices.

    “The price of gasoline in California rose above $4.00 per gallon on Friday, marking the first time since November 3, 2012, when California was last above this level, that a state average in the continental U.S. has exceeded this threshold.” said Cynthia Harris, AAA spokesperson.

    California has the second highest state average price for gasoline. Hawaii is the highest at $4.24.

    Northern California gas prices are now averaging $3.95, a change of 39 cents in price from last month’s report. Here in the Bay Area, you can expect to pay an average price of $4.03, which is up 35 cents from last month.

    The least expensive average price of gas in Northern California is in Modesto, where regular is $3.84 per gallon. Eureka has the highest average price at $4.15.