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Gas prices continue to fall

Gas Prices (FILE)
Posted at 8:44 PM, Aug 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-30 00:32:35-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Gas prices have been falling for nearly three months in a row. Triple-A reports that the national average for a gallon of unleaded is now $3.35, down five cents from last week.

Prices have been falling every week since peaking at more than $5.00 per gallon. One month ago, drivers were paying an average of $4.28 per gallon. The average price this time last year was $3.15.

Here in California, we have the second highest state average in the country at around $5.22, with prices just slightly higher in Kern County at $5.28, though prices vary from station to station.