What’s going on with gas prices?

After rocketing up an average of about 55 cents in the past month -- more at some stations -- gas prices in Sonoma County appear to have leveled off and may even have peaked. Analysts say the price surge was driven by the annual switch by refineries from making winter [...]

By | February 27th, 2013|14 Comments

Why gas prices are jumping

It was nice while it lasted. Gas prices in Santa Rosa, and across the state, have been rocketing toward $4 a gallon, and analysts say they may even near the record high, set just last fall. On Wednesday, AAA reported that the average for regular was $3.864 a gallon in [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|13 Comments

Gas in Santa Rosa cheaper than a year ago

Yes, it's hard to believe that gas prices have fallen so much, especially after they skyrocketed to a record last month. And we all want them lower. AAA reported Sunday that a gallon of regular in Santa Rosa averaged $3.753 --- less than the $3.791 of a year ago and [...]

By | November 18th, 2012|1 Comment

Santa Rosa gas prices below $4

After record high gas prices last month, Santa Rosa-area drivers are finding their costs continue to drop with the average price now less than $4 a gallon. AAA reported Monday that the average was $3.973 for regular, and that's getting closer to the average $3.855 a year ago. Last week, [...]

By | November 5th, 2012|3 Comments

Local gas prices finally back down to where they were

Santa Rosa's average gas price has dropped to about where it was before skyrocketing earlier this month, and analysts are forecasting gas will continue to get cheaper for at least a few weeks. AAA on Monday reported that the average price for regular was $4.16 a gallon compared to the [...]

By | October 29th, 2012|5 Comments

Why California gas prices are so crazy

Santa Rosa's average price for a gallon of regular gas has inched down to $4.436 after skyrocketing within a few days to a record $4.65 two weeks ago. Why our are gas prices so crazy? There's an excellent story in the Los Angeles Times by Ken Bensinger that explains it [...]

By | October 22nd, 2012|13 Comments

Santa Rosa gas price finally drops, barely

The days of record high gas prices in Santa Rosa appear to be over. Let's hope. AAA reported Wednesday that the average price for regular in the Santa Rosa area had dropped less than a penny to $4.642 from the record $4.65 reported the day before. Just a week ago [...]

By | October 10th, 2012|4 Comments

Gas prices may be at record high in Santa Rosa

Sonoma County drivers very likely may be paying record high prices for gas. AAA on Friday reported that its price survey on Thursday showed the average price for regular in the Santa Rosa area was $4.513 a gallon -- just 4 cents shy of the record of $4.55 set on [...]

By | October 5th, 2012|6 Comments

Why gas prices suddenly are shooting up

A week ago, Santa Rosa's average price for regular gasoline was $4.15 a gallon,  AAA said. On Monday, it was $4.195. Yesterday, it was $4.25. What's going on? Refinery problems and market jitters are to blame, says Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analysts with gasbuddy.com. And prices may keep climbing for [...]

By | October 3rd, 2012|34 Comments

Gas now cheaper than a year ago

The average price of gas in Santa Rosa keeps on sinking and now it's lower than a year ago. AAA reports that the average price for regular gas fell to $3.818 a gallon on Tuesday, down about 2 cents from the day before ($3.837), down about 16 cents from a [...]

By | June 27th, 2012|12 Comments