Memorial Day gas prices lower than 2014, California still highest in USA

(Last Updated On: May 22, 2015)

If you believe in silver linings, then the information that I’m about to share with you will satiate your cup is half full outlook on life. California’s gas prices are still the highest in the country. According to Triple A’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, California has an average gas price of $3.79 per gallon. That’s over a dollar more than the National Average of $2.73 per gallon. These rates are based on regular gas.

And now, for the silver lining, this gas price is still lower than the average gas price for 2014’s Memorial Day weekend. According to AAA, the average price in 2014 for the holiday weekend was $4.13 per gallon. So, holiday travelers are saving roughly 34 cents per gallon.

The savings aren’t as great when it comes to Southern California. San Diego, which is one of the top Memorial Day destinations, has an average of $3.93 per gallon. Down from the $4.13 from a year ago. Los Angeles is at $3.96 per gallon, down from $4.16. While, Orange County is at $3.94 per gallon, down from $4.14.

The biggest savings from 2014 to 2015 can be seen in Sacramento and San Francisco, where they each see a drop in nearly 50 cents per gallon:

  • Sacramento is at $3.52 per gallon, down from $4.04
  • San Francisco is at $3.79 per gallon, down from $4.25

Despite the gas prices being as high as they are, California is expected to see 4.4 million residents travel for the weekend. Making up over 10 percent of the 37 million Americans that are reportedly traveling for Memorial Day.