Though some areas are still charging upwards of $5 per gallon, several stations in San Luis Obispo County are approaching the $4 mark, according to gas analytics group GasBuddy.com.
Local gas prices have steadily fallen since peaking in October at just over $6.18 per gallon. As of Thursday, the average price of a regular gallon of gas was $5.08, according to GasBuddy.
That average still meant San Luis Obispo County was the most expensive metro area in the United States for gas, according to GasBuddy’s rankings.
All hope for your wallet is not lost, however.
Several local stations on Thursday were charging markedly less than the $5.08 average — and all of them were in Morro Bay.
As of Thursday morning the posted cash price for a regular gallon of gas at Sinclair Gasoline at 940 Morro Bay Blvd. was $4.07, with a debit and credit price of $4.17. Diesel, meanwhile, came in with a $5.79 cash price and a $5.87 credit/debit price.
Sinclair wasn’t alone.
The Shell and Mobil stations along that same stretch of Morro Bay Boulevard were both advertising cash prices of $4.09 for a regular gallon as of Thursday.
Those prices were markedly lower than stations in the rest of San Luis Obispo County.
According to GasBuddy user data, the next cheapest stations were San Paso Truck Stop at 81 Wellsona Road in Paso Robles, with a posted price of $4.29 per gallon, and One Stop Food at 703 Spring St. in Paso Robles, with $4.37 per gallon.
Meanwhile, the most expensive station in San Luis Obispo County was $5.97 at the Chevron located at 340 Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach, according to GasBuddy.