by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor
As Appearing in the California Globe
Diesel is $7.39 per gallon in the Golden State
California is once again at the top of the charts, leading the nation in… wait for it… gas and diesel prices.
AAA reports today’s national average of $5.014 per gallon — California comes in at a cool $6.436 per gallon for Regular, and nearly $7.00 per gallon for Diesel.
California’s prices greatly top the national averages: The average for a gallon of regular gas in California is $6.436 per gallon, and a gallon of diesel is $6.991.
The Globe just took the photo above Monday June 13, 2022 at a Chevron gas station in Sacramento, CA.
With Regular at $6.79 and Diesel at $7.39, California’s gas prices are much higher than the state average and even higher than Hawaii and Alaska.
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday:
“California, Oregon and Washington have traditionally had higher fuel costs than the national average due to a lack of refineries and pipelines that can pump in domestic oil, said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at price tracker GasBuddy. These states have to pay higher prices to ship in oil, much of it from abroad, which then gets passed down to the consumer, he said.”
AAA reports that Georgia drivers are paying on average $4.484 per gallon of gas – the lowest in the country.