Gas Prices Soar 11% In The Last Month
GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE NATIONWIDE
Los Angeles, CA (KABC) – Gas prices are taking a bigger bite out of motorists nationwide.
AAA says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is now $2.75.
That’s up 11% in the last month.
Prices are highest in California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Alaska.
The average gas price in those six states are more than $3.00 a gallon.
And in California alone, the statewide average is $3.83 a gallon.
Analysts blame the price hikes on unplanned refinery maintenance at several locations.
Western states are particularly vulnerable to this as they have less refining capacity than other parts of the country.