CHICO, Calif. - The national average gas prices dropped for the first time since the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, according to AAA’s gas report.
The national average dropped a penny to $3.03 but is still 17 cents more expensive than last month and $1.12 higher than last year.
“With the increase in travel demand, gas prices are going to be expensive no matter where you fill up, so plan ahead,” said Jeanette McGee, AAA spokesperson.
California’s average gas price is currently $4.161, up from $4.132 last week. Last year at this time, California’s average price was $2,861.
Chico’s current average price is $4.025 while Redding’s current average price is $4.112.