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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 gas to more expensive-to-produce-but-cleaner summer gas and by some refineries reducing production to do maintenance. AAA reported Wednesday that the average price for regular gas in Santa Rosa was $4.169,… Read More »

State gas price at historic high

Bad news for drivers: The state’s average price for regular gasoline is rolling along at record highs for this time of year. The average was $3.844 a gallon on Wednesday, down about a penny from Monday, according to AAA. That’s more than 20 percent higher than the old record of $3.143 set in 2007 and again in 2010, according to the Los Angeles Times. While the rest of the lower 48 states have lower gas prices — Alaska and Hawaii… Read More »