SAN FRANCISCO — The rise in California gasoline prices has slowed after recent jarring increases, but nonetheless the cost of a gallon inched up to another record high, even as officials hope their emergency action will help ease the sticker shock.
The average price for regular gas in the state on Tuesday was a bit over $4.67 a gallon, according to the AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. The price was a state record and the highest in the nation.
In Santa Rosa, gasoline was $4.65 on Tuesday, up a fraction of a cent overnight, according to the AAA report, which uses prices for the previous three days to compute the daily average.
But it still set a new record, up more than 45 cents from a week ago.
GasBuddy.com, which lists prices reported by consumers, showed a range in the price of a gallon of regular gas on Tuesday from $4.46 at the Arco station at Guerneville and Fulton roads to $4.95 at the Chevron station at Aviation and Airport boulevards.