Californians are getting a lot of relief from high gas prices. By Christmas, prices might be the lowest they’ve been since 2021 if the current trend of going down continues. It may never be clear why gasoline prices in California are so much higher than in other states, but for now, people there are feeling a lot better.
By Christmas, gas prices might be the lowest they’ve been since 2021 if the trend keeps going down. The AAA Fuel Gauge Report says that the average price of a gallon of gas in California on Tuesday was $4.96. This is one cent less than it was a week ago and a huge 49 cents less than it was a month ago.
Also, it’s 29 cents less than the same time last year. Customers of Concord Super Stop say it really is great when it comes to beating the competition in the area. “For $40, he fills up my tank and lets me go. If I go somewhere else, $40 is about three-quarters of a tank of gas.” “Yeah, this guy is great,” said Manny Alarcon, a customer.
Tony drives for Lyft but wouldn’t say what his last name is. He also said that he likes the lower prices. “Your place…I live next door. It’s where I usually go. It’s lost sixty cents in the past two weeks. This train station.” People all over the country may pay the least for gas on Thanksgiving in years.
“The last time I came in here, I had to drive around the block a few times just to get in,” Steve Buxton, a customer at the Concord station, said. Gas in the Bay Area still costs $1.30 more per gallon than the rest of the country, at $4.47 per gallon. Gas costs less than $3 a gallon in some places.
A price watcher called GasBuddy says that prices could drop even more on Thursday in four more states. AAA says it’s because oil costs have gone down. But you have to wonder how gas can cost $4.47 at the Super Shop and $5.39 on the road. If you want to fill up your 15-gallon gas tank, it costs about $67 at Concord Super Stops.
It costs about $82 more at the Chevron, or 20% more. “You know, I think they charge what they want. “People want to sell their homes,” Buxton said. Customer Yvette Sanchez said, “I don’t understand how they figure out who pays for that.” “Why do you want to go to the street?” It costs 20 cents less here than there.