By Monday, the national average should fall below the $3.2775 a gallon drivers were paying on Jan. 1, according to analysts. The drop is a present for those planning to hit the road during what is expected to be the busiest Christmas travel season in six years.
California gas prices finally have begun to fall after a month that saw them surging by nearly 50 cents a gallon—but a continuing refinery shutdown may keep supplies short.
California gasoline prices have hit another record high but the increase was smaller than in past days and officials are hoping that the early release of a winter fuel blend will help ease the sticker shock.
The California Air Resources Board announced Sunday evening that it is easing certain restrictions on gasoline production in response to a directive issued by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Police in Roseville are investigating the theft of nearly 1,000 gallons of gas from a Shell station.
In California, the price of gasoline rose 23 cents per gallon to an average $3.99 for regular.
The company said it is only a coincide that the end of the program comes as a Dixon gas station won a preliminary injunction against the grocery store chain.
President Barack Obama said Thursday that the Justice Department will try to “root out” cases of fraud or manipulation in oil markets.
With gas hitting $4.50 a gallon, it’s a huge additional expense for Bay Area food banks, said Tami Cardenas with the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose.
Authorities say they had to block vehicles from entering a gas station near Santa Rosa after a computer problem had gas there on sale for 39 cents a gallon.