Gas Prices Expected to Rise, Could Top $4 Within Weeks

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Drivers in California may soon start feeling pinched at the pump, as the price of a gallon of gasoline was expected to climb to $4 a gallon in the coming weeks.

Prices could increase by 50-cents a gallon over the next few weeks, according to energy experts.

An increase in gas prices generally happens each year in California when the state switches from the cheaper winter-blend gasoline to the more expensive summer blend. The spike usually occurs in mid-March.

The average cost of a gallon of gas in the state is currently around $3.65, well above the national average.

Lynette Romero reports from Baldwin Park for the KTLA 5 Mornings News on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.