Gas prices in San Jose just hit a 7-year high

If gas prices in San Jose seem sky high, that’s because they are.

In the past week, gas prices at the city’s service stations rose an average of 2.1 cents to hit $4.15 a gallon Monday, according to gasoline research site GasBuddy. That’s a level San Jose drivers haven’t seen on a May 17 in any year since 2014.

On this day last year — when the Bay Area, along with the rest of the state, was locked down because of the Covid-19 pandemic — the average cost of gasoline in the city was just $2.88…


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