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Los Altos gas prices higher than other cities

Gas prices in Los Altos have declined slightly from recent peaks quoted in the March 22 edition of the Town Crier, but remain higher than in adjoining cities.

Regular unleaded gas now costs an average of $1.87 a gallon in Los Altos, down from a high of $1.93 on March 20. In San Jose, prices have dipped to $1.83 a gallon from $1.88 a gallon during the same period. Prices for unleaded regular in other cities are as follows: Fresno, $1.71, Santa Rosa, $1.78, Sacramento, $1.77 and San Francisco, $1.92.

The decline in price was precipitated by the agreement with OPEC ministers last month to increase oil production by 7 percent. Since then, the price of crude oil has dropped close to $25 a barrel from $35 a barrel.

Consumers are still paying 40 cents a gallon more for gas than they did six months ago.

The following pump readings were taken April 23 and compared with the same stations March 20. The three grades are 87, 89 and 92 octane.

Arco AM/PM

North San Antonio Road

April 22 $1.81 $1.93 $2.03

March 22 $1.84 $1.96 $2.06

Beacon

929 Fremont Ave.

April 22 $1.79 $1.89 $1.99

March 22 $1.85 $1.95 $2.05

Chevron

2300 Homestead Road

April 22 $1.87 $1.97 $2.07

March 22 $1.93 $2.03 $2.13

El Camino Unocal

4350 El Camino Real

April 22 $1.87 $1.99 $2.00

March 22 $1.87 $1.99 $2.09

Los Altos 76 Service

330 S. San Antonio Road

April 22 $1.87 $1.99 $2.09

March 22 $1.87 $1.99 $2.09

Rancho Texaco

601 Rancho Shopping Center

April 22 $1.86 $1.98 $2.10

March 22 $2.04 $2.14 $2.24

Village Chevron

401 Main St.

April 22 $1.87 $1.99 $2.09

March 22 $1.93 $2.05 $2.15

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