Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Paying less at the pump

Memorial Day drivers welcomed a drop in gas prices for the seventh straight week as average gas prices across the state fell to $2.39/ gallon.

Despite the decline, Californians continue to pay 30 cents more per gallon than the national average of $2.09. Stricter environmental standards, more imported fuel, and higher taxes continue to maintain a price gap that reached as high as 39 cents from the national average during this Spring's price run-up.