Short supplies keep gas prices rising in Calif.
LOS ANGELES – California gas prices continued surging Friday, adding another 17 cents per gallon on average, and the increases are expected to continue for at least several more days, ensuring long lines and short tempers at pumps around the state.
A week of soaring costs has led some stations to close and others to charge record prices – in some places $5 or more – as California leapfrogged Hawaii as the state with the most expensive fuel.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded across California was almost $4.49 Friday, 32 cents more than a week ago and the highest statewide average in the nation, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge report.
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