Welcome to the  California Energy Almanac

California Gasoline Statistics & Data


photo image of old gasoline pump with prices behind it from iStockphoto iStock_000004626121XSmall

August 22, 2016 - After falling for seven weeks, prices are again on the rise. Regular is higher than last week's price by several cents.

The average price in California for regular gasoline increased 5.9-cents from the previous week. The average statewide price for regular was $2.702. Mid-grade and premium prices increased as well.

The national average for self-serve regular is at $2.150, up 0.1 of a cent from the previous week.This is 55.2 cents lower than the price of regular in California.

California Retail Gasoline
Prices Per Gallon
  California Retail Diesel
Prices Per Gallon
  8/15/2016 8/22/2016   8/10/2016 8/17/2016
Regular $2.643 $2.702 Northern
$2.630 $2.666
Mid-Grade $2.764 $2.826 Central
$2.570 $2.574
Premium $2.870 $2.933 Southern
$2.601 $2.599

Phone Contacts & Consumer Information

California Energy Commission

For questions on transportation fuels data, please contact:

Petroleum Reporting Unit
Fossil Fuels Office
Ryan Eggers

News media please contact the Media and Public Communications Office at: 916-654-4989.

For information on supply disruptions, shortages, or other problems, please go to: http://www.energy.ca.gov/emergencies/

Consumer Information