Category Archives: Gas prices

Why does diesel fuel cost more than unleaded?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’m probably beating a dead horse, but can you explain why diesel fuel is more expensive than gasoline and matches the price changes of gasoline even though it is not as refined as much as gasoline … Continue reading

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Gas prices up 12 cents in a month, AAA reports

Your eyes aren’t fooling you. Gas prices are up, way up this month over last month. AAA of Northern California reports the average price of gasoline in the Golden State jumped 12 cents since the agency’s last report Nov. 9. … Continue reading

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Gas prices dropping after July Fourth holiday weekend; up over June prices

While the price to pump gasoline nationwide is down, the cost to fuel vehicles here in California has gone up. But, there is evidence prices began to dip after the July Fourth holiday. AAA of Northern California reported Tuesday that … Continue reading

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Gas prices safe from the problems in Gulf of Mexico

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not impacting gas prices, according to AAA of Northern California. “The leaking oil in the Gulf is coming from an exploratory well operation, meaning the oil itself is not immediately being … Continue reading

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Gas prices rise slightly since last month

The pain at the pump appears to be leveling off. AAA of Northern California reports gas prices are averaging $3.11, up four cents from last month. Of the 25 metro areas it tracks gas prices, all except one had seen … Continue reading

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The skinny on motorized scooters

To try to save money on gas and maneuver around gridlock, some of you may be thinking about getting a motor scooter. Motorized scooters are two-wheeled devices that have handlebars, a floorboard for you’re your feet to rest or to … Continue reading

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Gas prices falling again thanks to slow economy

     There are two gas stations in East San Jose that sell regular unleaded fuel for about $2.40 per gallon. They sit right across from each other on McKee Road near Highway 101.      Everywhere else, regular gas goes for … Continue reading

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Gas prices are stabilizing

The slow economy, reduced demand for fuel and a rise in supply are helping to stabilize gas prices, according to AAA. Three weeks ago, gas prices began a steep increase, before stalling about a week ago, the organization said. The … Continue reading

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Less traffic on the county’s roads, driver behavior change

Is it me or is there less traffic on the road?   I drive highways 1 and 17 often during various times of day and I must say, travel is a breeze compared to what is was a year ago. … Continue reading

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