“If it continues the way it is, Mendocino won’t have a gas station next year.”
Owner Judy Schlafer, Schlafer’s Auto Body & Repair in Mendocino, CA, on the price of gasoline at her shop — which has been referenced as the highest in the nation at $9.60 per gallon.
jun 6, 2022
- The average price of gasoline nationwide is around $4.85 (it fluctuates daily).
- The small town of Mendocino, located along the Northern California coast, is a tourist destination. It only has one gas station: Schlafer's.
- Why So High? "Judy Schlafer owns Schlafer’s Auto Body & Repair in Mendocino and said her last load of 8,880 gallons of gas, which has to be paid off in 10 days, cost about $50,000. Three months ago, she said she paid about $20,000 less for the same size load. Schlafer said that if she didn't charge $9.60, she'd be out of business." (SF GATE)
- Why It Matters: Gas prices are still rising — up nearly $2.00/gallon from last year's average; the steady price increases continue to affect consumers' wallets.