Local News

Apr 7, 2010 2:13 PM by Kelly Bush

Gas prices climbing on Central Coast

Gas and oil prices have climbed to 18-month highs this week. Nationwide, the price of gasoline is up eight cents over the past month. It's up 80 cents from one year ago.

Analysts call it a perfect storm of factors: more drivers are on the road in warmer weather, refineries are switching fuel blends for the summer, and futures traders are betting on a growing economy.

Here on the central coast, prices are also up.

In San Luis Obispo County, AAA says the current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.17. That's up about six cents from one week ago and close to 80 cents compared to one year ago.

In Santa Barbara County, the current average is $3.18, up seven cents from last week and also up close to 80 cents from last year.

»Comments

»Topics in this article

PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS

Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at feedback@ksby.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.

Thank you! KSBY.com


More News

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4