Alan Gray, a 14-year resident of Folsom writes about all kinds of things happening in and around Folsom.

In the past week,average retail gasoline prices in Sacramento rose 1.1 cents per gallo. The average prince in Sacramento yesterday averaged $3.09 per gallon. Compare this with the national average that fell 5.9 cents per gallon over the same period, to $2.72 per gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Sacramento during the past week, prices yesterday were 23.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 11.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average only moved 0.1 cents per gallon during the last month, 13.9 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.

These figures thanks to, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites and PC World’s 100 most useful websites of 2008, operates over 200 live gasoline price-tracking websites, including