California gas prices decline below national average

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Although gas prices across the nation are increasing, California’s statewide prices have decreased in the past week, states AAA.

The average price for gas in California Tuesday was $2.66, which is 13 cents cheaper than what it was one month ago.

San Francisco residents have the highest cost of gas, coming it at $2.81—higher than the regional average cost of $2.61 across Northern California.

“The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement on November 30 to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day beginning in January, 2017. The agreement caused oil prices to increase and pushed the national average price higher,” said Cynthia Harris, AAA Northern California spokesperson. “While the proposed cuts in production have had the intended effect on prices, California gas prices have continued to drop due to abundant crude surplus and diminishing demand.”

Regardless of gas prices, AAA recommends a few key tips to help keep personal gas use down over the holiday travel season. Tires should be kept at the proper pressure, and routine maintenance is encouraged to make sure fluids are clean and engines are in good working order. When driving, try to avoid sudden stops and starts to conserve gasoline.Carsdrivinggas

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