Average retail gasoline prices in Bakersfield have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.97/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 300 gas outlets in Bakersfield. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.40/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
$2.78/g in 2016, $3.20/g in 2015, $4.13/g in 2014, $4.00/g in 2013 and $4.26/g in 2012.
Santa Barbara- $3.14/g, up 3.3 cents per gallon from last week's $3.11/g.
Los Angeles- $3.04/g, up 1.3 cents per gallon from last week's $3.03/g.
Ventura- $3.03/g, up 1.2 cents per gallon from last week's $3.02/g.
"While some states in the Great Lakes saw average gasoline prices ease after leading the nation by rising double digits each of the last two weeks, most the country saw a continued rise. However, the national average may reach its peak for the year in the next few weeks barring major escalation in Syria as refiners have generally concluded seasonal maintenance work and summer gasoline's May 1st deadline for refiners is just around the corner. While average prices are far below their 5-year average, they remain notably higher than last year. Today shows just 405 gas stations in the U.S. selling gasoline at $2 per gallon or less, a far cry from a year ago when over 80,000 stations were at the level."