Gas Prices Soar Above $5 a Gallon In L.A.
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Los Angeles County has the highest gas prices in California, as prices for are above $5 a gallon in some areas of the city.
Prices are rising because of maintenance issues at refineries and increasing oil prices.
The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline hit $3.73 over the weekend.
Analysts say that, on Sunday, gas prices increased for the 32nd consecutive day.
In the last month, the average price of a gallon of gasoline has increased nearly 13 percent, according to AAA.
AAA says that drivers in Southern California are paying an average of $4.29 per gallon in Los Angeles.
A gallon of regular gasoline costs $4.28 in Orange County, and in the Inland Empire, it’s $4.25.
Prices are expected to rise even further in March and April.
“It’s way too much,” said one motorist filling up his tank at a Miracle Mile gas station charging $5.09 for a gallon of regular gas. “It’s unbelievable.”