Last week’s average of $6.08 per gallon of regular unleaded in California fell to $5.83 per gallon on Saturday, according to AAA.
The US Energy Information Administration reports that wholesale gas prices are falling across the country, with percentage drops per gallon of 6.9 and 10.8 percent.
The demand data was partially influenced by severe flooding and rain on the East Coast that prevented many drivers, according to Reuters.
Despite the price cuts, drivers in nearly every Southern California county are still paying more than their NorCal counterparts, the data show.
The most expensive gas can be found in San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles and San Diego counties, where motorists are forking out an average of $6.04, $6.03 and $6.01 per gallon, respectively.
Other SoCal counties with prices higher than the state average include Ventura ($5.99 per gallon); Santa Barbara ($5.97 per gallon); Riverside and Orange counties ($5.87 per gallon).
Meanwhile, Kern and Imperial County residents pay less for gasoline than most Southern Californians, with motorists in those regions paying about $5.79 and $5.81 per gallon, respectively.
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The cheapest gas in the Golden State is found in Northern and Central California; Calaveras County residents pay 53 cents less per gallon ($5.51) than San Luis Obispo residents.
Other counties with cheap gasoline in California are Yuba ($5.52 per gallon); Colusa ($5.53 per gallon); Fresno and Shasta counties ($5.56 per gallon).
California’s average of $5.83 on Saturday was $2 more than the national median price of $3.72, according to AAA statistics.