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California Gas Price Average at Record High

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: October 7, 2012 Last Updated: October 10, 2012
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A man pumps gas into his vehicle at a gas station in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on Oct. 5, in California. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

A man pumps gas into his vehicle at a gas station in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on Oct. 5, in California. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

Gas prices hit an all-time high in California over the weekend, averaging $4.655 per gallon.

Prices are expected to rise in the coming days, even after prices went up 47 cents in the past week in California, reported NBC News, citing the Automobile Club of Southern California. The spike has been attributed to a power outage at a refinery in Torrance, Calif., that resulted in reduced supply.

“This is ridiculous,” Edgar Marutyan, a taxi driver, told the broadcaster. “I don’t know how long we can go like this.”

The previous record high average for California was $4.6096 per gallon in 2008, reported The Associated Press.

“I seriously thought it was a mistake on the sign when we pulled in,” said L.A. motorist Nancy Garcia to AP. Garcia said she paid $4.65 a gallon for regular-grade fuel and could only fill her tank up partway because of the cost.

The American Automobile Association’s Fuel Gauge Report said the current national average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.814 as of Sunday.

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