AAA: Gas Prices To Hold Steady, Possibly Dip Further

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A new report says gas prices are falling in Northern California and will continue dropping through the end of this month.

Cynthia Harris is with the AAA auto club which released its latest survey. Harris says several trends are driving prices down:

“There is a large supply of gasoline and there are no refinery issues at this time. As a matter of fact, there is increased refinery production; steady crude oil prices; and also there’s a little bit less demand by consumers.”

Harris points out that the increased refinery production is a big difference from last August.

“We saw a 50-cent increase in wholesale gas overnight right after the gas explosion at the Chevron refinery in the Richmond area. So last year was a very unique period for us in California.” 

In Sacramento, the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.87…down three-cents from a month ago.

Harris says Marysville has the least expensive price in Northern California at $3.79 a gallon. Eureka has the highest at $4.17.

Her tips for better gas mileage include: keeping your tires at the proper pressure and making sure your car’s fluids are clean and belts and hoses are in good shape.

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