North State gas prices continue to climb

Feb 17, 2015 11:44 AM by News Staff

The average price of a regular gallon of gas in Chico jumped nearly 14 cents in the past week to $2.59.

That is the average in Chico, according to, which surveys the prices at 76 stations across town.

Price are up 20 cents in the past month and analysts expect them to keep going up due to rising crude oil prices, refinery maintenance, and the switch to cleaner burning gasoline.

Gasbuddy says excluding Hawaii and Alaska, California cities took all 25 spots in a list of the top 25 most expensive communities when it comes to gas prices.

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