Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Statewide gas average rose 7¢ last month - Sacramento Bee

The average statewide price of regular unleaded gasoline climbed 7 cents from last month to $4.17 a gallon, according to Tuesday's monthly gas price survey released by AAA.

Only Hawaii, at $4.37 a gallon, had a higher average among the 50 states.

In Northern California, the average price of $4.18 was up 8 cents from the Aug. 14 AAA survey. Sacramento came in at $4.10, up 8 cents from last month.

Nationwide, the average price was $3.84, climbing 14 cents from last month.

AAA said it expects the national average to decline in coming weeks as demand drops off. Also, refineries will be switching from summer-blend gas to less expensive winter-blend.

â€" Mark Glover

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