Slight drop in California average gas prices could signal relief in the weeks ahead, experts say
Patrick Nguyen gases up his automobile at Moe's Service Station along McKee Road on Thursday, March, 17, 2022, in San Jose, California. - Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group/TNS

Although Californians have typically paid the steepest gas prices in the U.S., the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has some Golden State drivers shelling out more than $6 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel in recent weeks. But a slight decline in the state’s average gas price, from $5.919 to $5.910 Wednesday, could spell promising news in the weeks ahead. Southern California, which has been hardest hit by the spike in prices, could see a drop of between 35 to 75 cents per gallon in the next few weeks, Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, wrote on Twitter. “My ad...