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Gas prices in CA continue to spike over $4 a gallon

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Southern California residents are experiencing sticker shock as average gasoline prices in the region climbed more than 50 cents per gallon in the last month, with some stations selling regular for a$4 a gallon or more this week, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report.

In San Bernardino County, the $3.91 average price is 23 cents higher than last week, 61 cents higher than last month, and 39 cents higher than a year ago today.

The average price for a regular gallon of gas in Los Angeles County is now $4.03, $3.99 in Orange County, and $3.69 in Riverside.

Fortunately, for now, residents in San Bernardino County have plenty of cities where gas prices are well below $4.

According to the popularGasBuddy app, gas at Costco on Valley Center Drive in Victorville will cost you $3.59. Four-miles across town at a Mobil gas station in the 14700 block of Bear Valley Road a gallon of gas will cost you $4.59.

Continued refinery problems coupled with a lack of imports to backfill gasoline supply are pushing Southern California gas prices up by more than three cents a day, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch.

“Motorists can significantly reduce fuel consumption and save money by simply adjusting their driving style,” said the Auto Club’s Automotive Research Center Manager Megan McKernan. 

To learn more about how to cut rising gasoline costs visit AAA.

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on April 11, averages are:

AreaRegular 1-week changeRecord Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach$3.98 +22 cents $4.70 (10/9/12)
Orange County$3.95 +24 cents $4.69 (10/8/12)
San Diego$3.94 +24 cents $4.72 (10/8/12)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria –Lompoc$3.98 +22 cents $4.70 (6/21/08)
Riverside$3.90 +24 cents$4.68 (10/8/12)
San Bernardino$3.91 +23 cents $4.68 (10/8/12)
Ventura$3.96 +23 cents $4.68 (10/7/12)
Bakersfield$3.82 +22 cents $4.64 (10/9/12)

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