Update on local gas prices

On Monday, Nov. 28, average retail gasoline prices in California fell 4.7 cents per gallon over past week, averaging $3.69 per gallon. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.32 per gallon, according to www. californiagasprices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in California during the past week, prices on Sunday, Nov. 27 were 56.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 12.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 14.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 46.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. The national average in the U.S. is at its lowest since Feb. 25, but remains at record highs for this time of year.

Prices for regular gas in Fortuna at the beginning of this week averaged at $3.93 per gallon for regular. Fortunans are paying around 24 cents more per gallon compared to the state average; that's an increase of approximately 4 cents in the past week. In Garberville, the price of gas at the start of this week was $3.95 per gallon, unchanged from the week before.