Gas prices have topped $7 per gallon on Santa Catalina Island, a gorgeous island off the coast off southern California.
A gallon of regular unleaded gas on Saturday was $7.03, reported CBS LA News. Gas prices on Catalina Island have been averaging more than $7 a gallon for the past two weeks.
The average retail price for a gallon of unleaded regular gas in the U.S. on Monday is $3.92 according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. In California, gas prices are averaging $4.26 a gallon. Catalina Island residents and visitors are paying roughly $2 more for gas as compared to prices on the U.S. mainland.
The island is small, only about 22 miles long. Many residents walk and those who drive use golf carts to get around, many of which are electric. While some may be feeling the pinch, many aren’t complaining.
“It’s not uncommon to see unusually high gas prices in certain remote areas, but of course, $7 gas may be a new high point for almost anywhere in the U.S.,” Automobile Club of Southern California spokesperson Jeffrey Spring said. “It’s a reminder to all of us that this year has been very expensive at the pump for Southern Cal ifornia drivers.”
When gas prices top $4 per gallon, many companies have to start looking for ways to save money.
Managers look for ways to increase operating efficiencies and start paying attention to how their employees are driving.
Small changes can have a big impact on a large scale, and the cost savings can really start add up. Many are surprised to find out that a fleet tracking system can help them to see immediate results and cut costs across the board.