Gas is expensive. And nowadays, rising fuel taxes, rising costs of oil extraction, and a move away from fossil fuels mean that prices could continue to rise in the months and years to come. But residents of a California city are already forced to pay exorbitant prices every time they fill up their cars.
According to local news station ABC 30, residents of the town of Gorda, California recently saw gasoline prices rise above $ 7 at the area’s only gas station.
The Report ABC 30 noted:
“The only gas station in town offers regular unleaded for $ 7.59. The premium is almost $ 8.50.
“The city has long been known to have some of the highest prices in the country. A sign at the gas station says the next nearest station is 40 miles north and 12 miles south.
The prices charged at the Gorda By The Sea Mini Mart gas station are 67% higher than the state average price for regular fuel, which currently stands at $ 4.54. according to AAA.
Son Super fuel at $ 8.50 is 75% higher than the state average of $ 4.85.
The gas station is in Monterey County, where the average price of gas is currently $ 4.60. It’s not the most expensive county to recharge in California. That distinction goes to Mono, where on average a gallon of fuel will set you back $ 5.30.
California already has the highest average gas price in the United States, according to AAA, and is well above the national average of $ 3.38 per gallon.
Currently, the cheapest place to fill your tank in America is Oklahoma, where the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is $ 3.02. For anyone needing a premium fuel refill, Oklahoma also costs an average of just $ 3.50.