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

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

Local gas price average again less than $4

The average price of a regular gallon of gas has dropped to less than $4 in Santa Rosa, and an analyst expects it'll continue to inch down for the next few weeks. According to AAA, the average fell to $3.993 on Sunday, down almost a penny from the day before [...]

By | June 18th, 2012|4 Comments

Gas price hike may be temporary

Problems at several California oil refineries have choked the supply of gasoline, again driving up prices, but an expert expects the higher cost to be temporary. Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com, said gas inventories in California are almost at a 20-year low because of the refineries' drop in [...]

By | May 11th, 2012|8 Comments