Rise in California gas price slows, remains record

  • Luis Cuevas changes the gas prices at the Shell station off California State Route 99 as truckers deal with rising gas prices in Fresno, Calif., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week of soaring costs that saw some stations close and others charge record prices. The average price of regular gas across the state was nearly $4.49 a gallon, the highest in the nation, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge report. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

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.

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