In Sacramento the average price per gallon of regular gas is $5.28, breaking the record for the highest average price. The statewide average in California is at $5.34 compared to a year ago when the average price of regular gas was $3.74.
"I don't see a clear end in sight. I think prices are going to be going up for a while," said David Lang, chair of the Economics Department at Sacramento State University.
This week, the national average price of gasoline reached $4 per gallon in the U.S. for the first time since 2008 during the Great Recession.
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AAA offered a few tips:
- Download mobile apps to find the cheapest gas stations
- Keep your tires properly inflated
- Unload unnecessary, heavy items in your car,
- Be a better driver
"[Being a better driver] means no hard braking, no hard accelerating, following the speed limit. All those are factors that can help you save a little bit more on gas because your vehicle won't be working as hard," Aldo Vasquez, spokesperson for Northern California AAA said.
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