Chico gas prices continue to drop

Aug 25, 2014 1:35 PM by News Staff

Gas prices in Chico and around the country continued to go down last week.

According to, a survey of 76 Chico gas stations has the average price at $3.43 a gallon, 1.3 cents lower than last week.

Including the change in gas prices in Chico during the past week, prices yesterday were 7.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 14.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.5 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"With Labor Day right around the corner, most Americans will be seeing the lowest prices of the summer," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "And the good news doesn't end there, the national average is at its lowest levels for this time of year since 2010, when prices averaged $2.65/gallon nationally during Labor Day weekend.


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