Sacramento Gas Price Rockets Upwards

Gas prices are on the move again, rising rapidly and causing problems for long-distance travelers and businesses. While still relatively low when compared with prices overseas, the rapid rise is frightening.

Average retail gasoline prices in Sacramento rose 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.96/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Sacramento during the past week, prices yesterday were 95.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 27.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 21.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 76.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.


GasBuddy operates,, and over 225 other local gasoline price-tracking websites that follow prices at over 125,000 gasoline stations in the United States and Canada. GasBuddy also uses Facebook ( Twitter (, and phone apps to keep motorists ahead of changing gasoline prices. was named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites and to PC World’s 100 most useful websites of 2008.

Sally Gray
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