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Gas prices keep soaring. Here’s where to buy cheap gas in SLO County

Why are gas prices rising so fast this spring?

Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, explains why the national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015. GasBuddy is a smartphone app that uses crowd-sourced information to track gas prices.
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Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, explains why the national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July 2015. GasBuddy is a smartphone app that uses crowd-sourced information to track gas prices.

Gas prices have skyrocketed in California over the past month, and San Luis Obispo County is no exception.

The statewide average reached a three-year high of $3.81 — nearly a dollar higher than the national average of $2.91 — according to AAA data.

The average price of a gallon of gas in San Luis Obispo County was $3.91 on Thursday, according to gas prices tracker GasBuddy.com.

The all-time high average for San Luis Obispo County is $4.75 set back in 2012, according to GasBuddy.com.

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