Californian motorists continued to feel the pain at their local gasoline stations across the state this week, with new data showing prices surging and could soon reach $5 per gallon in the near future.
“The statewide average price of gasoline has soared over $4 per gallon in recent weeks – and now at least four stations there are charging more than $5, according to fuel-savings app GasBuddy,” reports USA Today.
“California is a big reason for the spike in the national average. The state’s average price of $4.09 is up 44 cents from a month ago and 46 cents from a year ago, according to AAA,” adds the article.
Experts cite the rising prices on a series of outages at several American refineries as well as increased taxes imposed on California’s residents.
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BLUE STATE BLUES: California Gas Prices SPIKE, Could Hit $4 Per Gallon for Millions
Millions of Californians have seen a massive increase for the price of gasoline in recent days; with several stations across the state charging $4 per gallon -a cost much higher than the national average of $2.75.
“A survey of more than 5,000 gas stations conducted by AAA shows that the average price for a gallon of regular gas is now $2.75, up 11% in the last month. And the average price is already above $3 a gallon in six western states: California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Alaska,” reports KTLA.
“Four-dollar gas is the average in a couple of California counties — San Luis Obispo and Mono. Many others are within a few cents of that mark, including San Francisco, where the average price is $3.98,” adds the article.
The rising prices come as Californians may soon face a series of new taxes from local officials, with the State government weighing whether to increase fees on drinking water, tires, pain medications, and more.
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PAIN AT THE PUMP: California Gas Prices SURGE Above $4 Per Gallon
Gas costs across southern California spiked this week as motorists throughout the region saw prices at the pump rise more than 70 cents in one month; topping $4 per gallon in San Diego and other cities.
“It’s official. For the first time since July 2015, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in San Diego has surpassed the $4 mark,” reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. “The price flew past the $4 threshold on Saturday and by Monday morning the average price in the San Diego area reached $4.04 a gallon, according to data from AAA of Southern California.”
The average price per gallon in Orange County was $4.04 and Los Angeles County was $4.07.
The crippling fuel costs comes as millions of Americans across the country plan to hit the roads ahead of the Easter Holiday weekend.
“I think the price could go up another several cents by Easter Sunday,” added one expert.
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