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Rising Gas Prices: How Much Are You Paying?

Southern California gas prices spiked nine cents in 24 hours – the highest one-day increase of 2012 -- according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Gas prices are steadily on the rise, with some people predicting a $5 price tag being reached before the end of the month.

In the Riverside-San Bernardino area, regular gas cost $4.621, up from $4.479 Friday -- according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Fuel Gauge Report.

The Automobile Club of Southern California also reported that Southern California gas prices spiked nine cents in 24 hours this week – the highest one-day increase of 2012.

One month ago, regular gas was $4.147; one year ago today, regular gas was $3.795.

“Reportedly in recent weeks, local refineries were dropping production levels, exporting supply to Mexico and other countries, and allowing inventory to dwindle in anticipation of switching over to production of ‘winter blend’ gasoline; then a refinery power outage and a pipeline incident occurred on Monday that sent wholesale markets into a panic about the adequacy of California fuel supplies,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.

"In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $4.298, up 18.9 cents from last week, 15.6 cents higher than last month, and 48 cents more than last year," the Triple A reported earlier this week.

tolegirl October 08, 2012 at 01:02 AM
gas was NOT $1.80 four years ago!
Really October 08, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Oh Jeff step into reality we can't even get the roads that we have widened or repaired, for that matter in LE we can't even get a flippin sidewalk or crosswalks for our kids going to school, now we have no buses to transport them, my Son lives in Bear Creek with three kids that all go to school at different times, mass transit isn't going to get these kids to school. Please don't tell me that you live in wine country and you have everything that you need within walking distance because I am not buying it. I spend a great deal of time in Temecula and it is pretty spread out for what people need if they want to shop or dine. Of course I guess if you consider the local neighborhood Starbucks or circle K then yea.
hollyinsd October 08, 2012 at 02:17 AM
D A: Quite honestly, I have to agree. I've been to the L.A. Mission, worked my daughter's non-profit all along Skid Row & yes there is a ton of foot traffic. Tragic & inspiring in a million different ways but inspiring none the less. I too, needed gasoline to drive her there where her non-profit she started when she was 10yrs old brings hygene products, bottled water, shoes & sleeping bags to those who are willing to take it. So yes, I know Dtown L.A. in a heartbreaking way as well as a corporate way. Both ways unfortunately DA, we needed gas to get there. Jeff, you've said so many contradictory comments, I've literally posted them on a stream online. Just the sheer fact that you're unable to spell, say you don't want government in your life but have the reprehensible fortitude to say 1% for life is so beyond appalling I just laugh. You're unable to purchase a Mercedes? Out of your "free market"? YOU ARE A FRAUDULANT LIAR! AMERICAN::::: You keep doing what you do with your sales, you're human, humble & you unfortunately were attacked by someone with a thesaurus near by & the mouth & lies of the wicked devil on his post. Pathetic Jeff.
3j October 08, 2012 at 02:39 AM
All I have to say is it's killing my budget. I did not go anywhere or spend any money have to save it for the tank so I can get to work. How about mass transit? If only it offered realistic options. Where I work in SD county, it would take me a little under 5 hours to ride mass transit one way to work.
Father2Sons October 08, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Credit really? Considering it was under $2.00 a gallon when he took office.... Yah, stick with it.

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