Gas prices: Bay Area station charges nearly $8 a gallon ahead of holiday weekend
Share this @internewscast.com


MENLO PARK, Calif. — A San Francisco Bay Area gas station is charging nearly $8 a gallon for supreme-grade gasoline as California’s average price tops $6.

A photographer at our sister station KGO spotted a Chevron gas station in Menlo Park selling regular gas at $7.25 a gallon with supreme-grade gas at a staggering $7.75 a gallon.

“This place is the most convenient for me,” customer Alisa Arunamata told KGO. “When you have a bunch of kids and you’re running around, you don’t have a lot of options.”

According to the Lundberg Survey, the Bay Area currently has the highest average price for regular-grade gas in the U.S., at $6.20 per gallon, with the lowest average in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at $3.92 per gallon.

SEE ALSO: US inflation hit 8.3% over past year, slows from previous month’s 40-year high

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 33 cents over the past two weeks to $4.71 per gallon as tens of millions prepare to hit the road for the busy holiday weekend.

Nationwide, the price at the pump is $1.61 higher than it was one year ago.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price jump comes amid higher crude oil costs and tight gasoline supplies.

Biden and many Democrats have accused gas companies of price gouging, while Republicans say the White House should support increased domestic oil and natural gas drilling.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

Copyright © 2022 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.



Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like

Alabama cites abortion ruling in transgender medication case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can…
Chicago shooting: Boy, 14, killed, another teen injured in Bronzeville

Chicago shooting: Boy, 14, killed, another teen injured in Bronzeville

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 14-year-old boy was killed and a 13-year-old boy…
Authorities searching for escaped inmate that stole ambulance from UAB Hospital

Birmingham inmate who escaped UAB Hospital in stolen ambulance caught in Arizona

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Birmingham inmate who had been on the…
President Joe Biden addressed the media at the end of a six-day trip to Europe. But he blundered by saying neutral Switzerland - rather than Sweden - was joining NATO

President catches himself in NATO gaffe, saying Switzerland was joining the alliance

Biden says Switzerland is joining NATO – not Sweden – in gaffe:…
NY Gov Kathy Hochul cinches victory, Lauren Boebert wins nomination in Tuesday's primary

NY Gov Kathy Hochul cinches victory, Lauren Boebert wins nomination in Tuesday’s primary

ABORTION IS ON THE BALLOT The abortion debate consumed the nation this…
Former Trump lawyer Eastman drops lawsuit to block Jan. 6 committee from getting his call logs

Former Trump lawyer Eastman drops lawsuit to block Jan. 6 committee from getting his call logs

WASHINGTON — John Eastman, the former Trump lawyer who wrote memos arguing then-Vice President Mike…
John F Kennedy International Airport: Frustrated travelers can be seen in long queues as they try to check in at Terminal 4

Thousands have their flights canceled as pilots’ union says 88% due to staff shortages 

The crisis in the airline industry will continue over the July 4…
Controversial: Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during last year’s interview with Oprah Winfrey

Meghan ‘bullying’ inquiry buried: Findings of Palace probe into claims will NEVER be made public

Buckingham Palace has effectively buried a report into allegations of bullying by…