Gas prices in California continue to break daily records, and the state average for a normal gallon of gas reaches a record $ 4.83.
This state average is no stranger to the Central Coast, where the average price per ordinary gallon of gas is nearly 20 cents higher. according to AAA.
San Luis Obispo County reached a record high on Tuesday at $ 5.01 per gallon of gas. To put this into perspective, a month ago San Luis Obispo County had prices for a normal gallon of gas, close to the current average of $ 4.81.
Prices for regular gallons of gas in Santa Barbara County also reached a record high on Tuesday at $ 4.81. That’s a difference of 20 cents from a month ago, when the price per regular gallon in Santa Barbara County was $ 4.61.
According to the AAA, San Luis Obispo County has the highest gas prices in California. Napa is in second place with an average price of up to $ 4.98, San Francisco just over $ 4.95.
On Tuesday, the White House announced that President Biden plans to release oil from U.S. strategic reserves.
In a statement by White House spokesman Jen Psaki, members of the International Energy Agency agreed to collectively produce millions of barrels of crude oil from strategic oil reserves.
According to the agreement supported by the European Commission, sixty million barrels will be released first.
White House officials say the move should protect Americans from sharp fuel prices amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Central Coast sees the highest gas prices in California, reaching an average of $ 5