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Gas Prices Soaring — Find the Cheapest in Rosemont

The average price per gallon in California rose by 31 cents between Monday and Friday.

Across California, residents awoke Friday to find that gas prices had increased significantly overnight by as much as 20 cents. The average price of regular gas across the state had risen to $4.49 a gallon—the highest in the nation—and by Saturday evening had hit $4.65. That's compared with a California average of $4.18 on Monday, Oct. 1.

The current Sacramento-area average is slightly lower, at $4.53 a gallon. The cheapest gas in the Rosemont area Saturday was $4.53 at the Park N Gas at 8329 Folsom Blvd, according to GasBuddy.com. The highest price for gas was at the Chevron at 8099 Folsom Blvd, where a gallon of regular is $4.69.

The sharp rise has been attributed to decreased supply coming out of California's refineries, including the Chevron refinery in Richmond.

This time ten years ago, in 2002, the average price for gas in California was $1.55 a gallon, according to EnergyAlmanac.ca.gov. Last year, it was $3.82 a gallon.

How will you cope with the increase in prices? Will you drive less? Will you use alternate modes, like a bike? Will you carpool to work? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Earl Richards October 07, 2012 at 03:51 PM
It's an Enron-style, rip-off, created by the oil corporations - Chevron, Valero, BP, Tesoro, Occidental, ExxonMobil and Shell. Google the "$2.5 Trillion Oil Scam - slideshare" and google the "Global Oil Scam." California is a victim of this scam. Jerry Brown should look into this. Purchase electric cars and solar panels. There are 3.5 billion barrels of oil in the ground in California, so the gasoline price should be the same as in Saudi Arabia, about 50 cents a gallon.
Bill October 07, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Solution to high prices......Don't buy.

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