A little relief at the pump has arrived.
The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell to $5.83 on Saturday, down from $6.08 a week ago, according to AAA.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that wholesale gas prices are dropping nationwide.
Demand data was partially influenced by severe flooding and rain on the East Coast that deterred many drivers, according to Reuters.
Despite the price drop, drivers in nearly every Southern California county are still paying more than their NorCal counterparts, data shows.
The most expensive gas can be found in San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles and San Diego counties, where motorists are forking over an average $6.04, $6.03 and $6.01 per gallon, respectively.
Other SoCal counties with prices higher than the state average include Ventura ($5.99 per gallon); Santa Barbara ($5.97 per gallon); Riverside and Orange counties ($5.87 per gallon).
Meanwhile, Kern and Imperial County residents are paying a bit less for fuel than most Southern Californians, with motorists in those regions paying around $5.79 and $5.81 per gallon, respectively.
The cheapest gas in the Golden State can be found in Northern and Central California; residents of Calaveras County are paying a whopping 53 cents less per gallon ($5.51) than San Luis Obispo residents.
Other counties with cheap gasoline in California are Yuba ($5.52 per gallon); Colusa ($5.53 per gallon); Fresno and Shasta counties ($5.56 per gallon).
California’s Saturday average of $5.83 was still more than $2 over the national median price of $3.72, according to AAA statistics.