For whatever reason, gas prices have gone down in Porterville this week.
The expected rise in gas prices for the rest of the summer has yet to hit Porterville as the city actually saw a considerable drop in gas prices this week from last week. Gas prices at many Porterville stores have fallen generally by 6 to 7 cents.
According to GasBuddy.com as of Monday afternoon, there were three places that had the lowest gas price in Porterville at $3.38 a gallon: Omega Mini Mart on 769 E. Date, Spirit at 699 S. Plano and Plan Handy Mart at 700 S. Plano.
That’s 7 cents cheaper than last week’s lowest gas price of $3.45 at Eagle Feather Trading Post. Numerous places in Portervill e were right behind the three places that had the lowest gas price, selling their gas for $3.39 a gallon.
The average gas price in California has remained virtually unchanged from last week as of Monday afternoon at $3.77 a gallon, according to the American Automobile Association. The national average gas price was at $2.75, according to AAA.