In case you haven't noticed, gasoline prices are dropping dramatically.
The California State Automobile Association reports the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in California is now $3.85. That's 10 cents less than a week ago and 76 cents less than a month ago.
In the East Bay, the average price is also $3.85 a gallon. That's nine cents less than a week ago and 77 cents less than a month ago.
CSAA officials are predicting prices will continue to drop the remainder of the year.
“Lower crude oil prices, the seasonal switch from summer to winter blend, and reduced demand have added to the recent downward pressure on retail gasoline prices,” says AAA Northern California spokesperson Cynthia Harris. “With continued signs of global economic weakness and a somewhat stronger U.S. dollar, crude oil prices have continued to move lower.”
Some of the lowest prices in the East Bay on gasbuddy.com are in Livermore, where at least five stations are selling gas for $3.59 a gallon. Livermore is also home to one of the more expensive stations in the region. The Chevron at East Vineyard and Isabel Avenue has a listed price of $4.25 a gallon.
Have you noticed the drop in prices? Has it helped with your monthly expenses? Let us know in the comments section.