Gasoline Prices: The Bay Area gas station is charging nearly $8 a gallon ahead of the holiday weekend

MENLO PARK, Calif. — A gas station in the San Francisco Bay Area charges nearly $8 a gallon for premium gasoline, while California’s average price exceeds $6.

A photographer from our sister station KGO spotted a Chevron gas station in Menlo Park selling regular gas for $7.25 a gallon and premium gas for a whopping $7.75 a gallon.

“This place is the most convenient for me,” customer Alisa Arunamata told KGO. “If you have a lot of kids and you’re running around, you don’t have a lot of options.”

According to the Lundberg survey, the Bay Area currently has the highest average price for regular gas in the US at $6.20 per gallon, with the lowest average in Tulsa, Oklahoma at $3.92 per gallon.

SEE ALSO: US inflation hit 8.3% last year, slowing from the previous month’s 40-year high

The average US regular gasoline price rose 33 cents to $4.71 a gallon over the past two weeks as tens of millions prepare to take to the streets for the busy holiday weekend.

Nationwide, the price at the pump is $1.61 higher than a year ago.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday the jump in prices was due to higher crude oil costs and tight gasoline supplies.

Biden and many Democrats have accused gas companies of price-gouging, while Republicans say the White House should support increased domestic oil and natural gas drilling.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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