For regular, unleaded gas the current average price is $4.682 per gallon in the state. This is an increase from last month when the average price was $4.466 per gallon.
In Sacramento, the average price of regular gas is $4.704 per gallon as of Monday morning, down from yesterday's average which was $4.706 per gallon. A month ago, the average price of gas was $4.49, which was slightly higher than the state average in the same month.
"The price of crude oil has been above $80 a barrel now for several weeks, and that is an indicator of about 60% of what the cost will be at the pump," said AAA Northern California spokesperson Sergio Avila.
A year ago, the state and Sacramento's average was nearly the same price at $3.176 for California and $3.179 in Sacramento.
"Unfortunately, I don’t really have a whole lot of good news," Avila said. "That record will likely get higher in the next week or so as they're still a lot of upward pressure on gas prices."
The national average price of gas is $3.415 per gallon as of Monday morning.
Where to find the cheapest gas?
Here's where to find the lowest gas prices in Sacramento.