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California no longer has the most expensive gas in the country

California no longer has the most expensive gas in the country

(KTLA) – California drivers may not be too comfortable with this news, but the Golden State no longer has the most expensive gasoline in the United States.

Over the past week, the average cost of unleaded in Washington state was $4.97 per gallon as of Saturday, outpacing California ($4.84 per gallon) by 13 cents, according to the latest AAA analysis.

Both states are still well above the national average of just under $3.58 per gallon.

Perhaps worth noting is how much fuel prices have fallen compared to last year, when Californians were paying $6.38 a gallon on average.

Drivers benefit financially, as 20 gallons of gas cost about $30 less than last year. And with the cost of oil falling, drivers will find pump prices flat or deviating slightly for now,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in mid-June. blog post.

However, Gross noted that the nation may simply be “in a lull in demand as the Fourth of July holiday approaches.”

As of Saturday, Hawaii had the third most expensive gas prices in the country, averaging $4.72 a gallon, with Oregon ($4.63 a gallon) and Nevada ($4.25) rounding out the five most expensive states, according to AAA.

The cheapest state to buy gas was, on average, Mississippi, at just over $3.00 per gallon as of Saturday.

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