Local gas prices drop 8.6 cents last week

Local gas prices drop 8.6 cents last week

Local gas prices drop 8.6 cents last week

This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.44/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

The national average dropped 1.6 centers per gallon to $2.44 per gallon, GasBuddy reported. Including the change in gas prices in Sacramento during the past week, prices yesterday were 24.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 13.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

Some areas of the Midwest have seen prices rise as refineries undergo seasonal maintenance and inventories in the region remain tight, keeping prices higher. That's below the national average which was $2.47 per gallon on Sunday.

The price of gas reached an average of $2.73 per gallon after Hurricane Harvey in Rhode Island and $2.70 in MA. In nearby San Bernardino and Riverside, prices dropped to $2.94 per gallon and $2.97 per gallon respectively.

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Roseville, CA- Roseville gas prices are now hovering around the $2.50 mark for regular unleaded.

A few miles south, a Race Trac and Murphy USA station along North Congress Avenue in Lake Park were competing for customers with gas at $2.28.

The highest prices in the county were in the Boca Raton-Delray Beach area, including $2.99 at two Valeros - one at Jog and Clint Moore roads and another on USA 1 north of Glades Road.

Prices in Broward County ranged from $2.99 at a Marathon on North Ocean Drive in Lauderdale by the Sea to $2.25 on Stirling Road near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. These put options put a floor under production, especially for USA producers and may work to keep prices low.

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