California motorists are paying two cents more for a gallon of regular gas than they did one month ago, as the statewide average climbed to $4.702 in response to rising crude prices.
Bay Area drivers are paying even more. Only Solano County had an average price lower than the state average -- and only by one cent -- according to Monday's figures from the Automobile Association of America website at gasprices.aaa.com.
The state average -- the highest in the nation -- was $4.680 one week ago, $4.652 one month ago and $3.475 one year ago. The nation's average is $3.488, up nearly five cents from a week ago and 18 cents higher than a month ago. The national average one year ago was $2.505.
Drivers filling their cars in San Francisco are paying the most of any Bay Area county at $4.892. In only three California counties -- Mono, Humboldt and Del Norte -- do drivers pay higher prices.
Average prices for regular gasoline per gallon in counties in the region:
-$4.892, San Francisco
-$4.832, San Mateo
-$4.794, San Benito
-$4.759, Santa Clara
-$4.748, Contra Costa
-$4.718, Santa Cruz