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Here’s Where You Can Buy Gas for $3.49 a Gallon in Fresno



A Valero gas station at 1736 E. Belmont Avenue in Fresno has regular gas for $3.49 a gallon as of Monday morning. (Shutterstock)
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Gas has dropped to less than $4 a gallon in Fresno at a handful of locations, including the Valero on East Belmont Avenue, where regular sold for $3.49 Monday morning.

The drop in local gas prices mirrors a nationwide trend.

“The national average pump price for a gallon of gas dropped 12 cents in the past week. It is the steepest weekly decline since early August,” AAA reported Monday.

But filling up a vehicle in California still costs more than the rest of the nation. Monday’s national average stood at $3.54 compared to $5.04 in the Golden State.

Fresno’s Average is $4.88

Meanwhile, Fresno’s average is $4.88 — although price-conscious buyers can beat that price by about a dollar a gallon — or more. The lowest Fresno prices are at this GasBuddy link.

“Gas prices are dropping nationwide, with some of the largest decreases happening on the West Coast,” said AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross. “But the West also has the farthest to fall because its prices are so elevated. For instance, California is still $1.50 higher than the national average.”

Gas prices dropped 21 cents in California over the past week corresponding with a drop in demand.

According to AAA, Texas has the cheapest gas in the country at $2.88 for regular.

Diesel, which was $4.85 a year ago, remains high in California. The current average is $6.07. But that’s down from $7.01 in mid-June.

Falling Oil Prices

Oil prices fell close to their 2022 low Monday as street protests against strict COVID-19 curbs in China stoked concerns over the outlook for fuel demand, CNBC reported.

Phil Flynn, an analyst at Price Futures Group in Chicago, said oil was paring losses as investors looked ahead to an OPEC+ meeting on Sunday, Dec. 4.

“Inventories are still near record lows and this probably increases the odds of an OPEC production cut,” Flynn said.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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