SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Gas prices are on the rise, creeping toward the record-high prices from 2012.
We took a look at the current average gas prices to see how California compares to the rest of the nation. All gas prices courtesy of AAA. For Tuesday, April 30, the National Average is $2.882 and California’s Average is $4.084.READ MORE: 2 People Taken To Hospital After Arden-Arcade Fourplex Fire
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Here are some stats about California’s average gas prices:
|Week Ago Avg.||$4.033||$4.186||$4.296||$4.079|
|Month Ago Avg.||$3.601||$3.742||$3.856||$3.896|
|Year Ago Avg.||$3.615||$3.759||$3.869||$3.831|
The highest recorded price for Regular Unleaded gas was on Oct. 9, 2012, at $4.671 a gallon.
The expensive prices at the pump may even be prompting some criminal activity. Last week a driver was arrested in Oroville for stocking up on hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel and loading the barrels into his minivan.READ MORE: San Joaquin Sheriff: Alleged Law Enforcement Officer Impersonator Used Spouse’s Access Card To Get Into Secure Areas
Here are some of the average prices from local cities:
Yolo has the highest prices in the region is $4.015 for regular, compared to $3.512 last year. Sacramento is not far behind with $4.005 a gallon.
Stockton-Lodi has not yet broken $4 for a gallon of regular unleaded, but are close at an average of $3.990 a gallon. Modesto and Yuba City follow close behind, both with an average of $3.943 for regular fuel. Last year gas was, on average, $3.430/gallon in Yuba City.MORE NEWS: Hot Weather Means NorCal Rattlesnake Season Has Arrived
For more information on daily gas prices and averages across the country, check out AAA gas prices.