According to the AAA, the National Average Gas Price on October 1, 2022 is $3.80.
California lead the nation in price at $6.358 per gallon. That's more than double the price paid in Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Its nearly double the price paid in eight other states.
Oregon has the second highest average price at $5.41 per gallon. That's about 95 cents less than California pays.
Mono County California has the dubious distinction of the highest county in the highest state at $6.937 per gallon.
Gavin Newsom's Gas Price Premium
Please consider Gavin Newsom's Gas Price Premium
Cash-strapped Americans have received relief from falling gas prices in recent weeks, but not Californians. The average gas price in the Golden State this week surged to $6.29 a gallon—$2.50 more than the national average—and the reasons are worth distilling since Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to export the state's energy policies nationwide.