ORINDA (CBS SF) – Many drivers who wanted to refuel at Mash Gas and Food on Bryant Way in Orinda on Saturday night knew they would get a deal. Regular gasoline costs $ 3.59 per gallon.
“I just got back from San Francisco and didn’t want to buy gas in San Francisco because we know it’s worse there,” said Ian Jensen of Walnut Creek. “This gas station is our favorite because it’s always cheaper.”
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Cashier Abdullah Ahmadi says there is usually a line.
“We’re the cheapest than Costco and we get lines from the stop sign to the gas station around 10 or 12 in the morning,” he said. “We’re trying to push people into the gas station and it’s really hard.”
Cheap gas is also available from Western States Oil in San Leandro, GO! Gas and groceries on Oakland High Street and the Safeway station in Hercules.
“They are from Oakland, Moraga, Concord, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, there are people from Antioch, too,” added Ahmadi.
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Some of the most expensive gases are found in San Francisco and Marin counties. Gasoline in Oakland and San Jose is slightly lower at $ 4.23.
Rob King moved to the Bay Area from Rhode Island during the pandemic.
“I just checked it and it’s $ 2.73 in the little town we just lived in,” he said. “You have to go where you have to go. As soon as I can afford it, I’ll get a better car with better mileage. “
It’s not uncommon for gas prices to go up at this time of year. The rise in prices is particularly dramatic when you consider that demand for gas has declined over the past year due to home orders.
The recent cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, which forced the company to shut down a large fuel pipeline, was not expected to result in a gas distribution disruption in California, according to the AAA.
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The high gas prices are unlikely to stop drivers from driving the streets this Memorial Day weekend. According to the AAA, car travel is expected to increase by more than 50% from 2020.