California’s gas average tops $6 per gallon as nationwide prices surge


High gas prices at stations in Garden Grove, California, on Monday, March 7, 2022.

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California’s state average for a gallon of gas has surged above $6, making fuel in the Golden State the most expensive across the U.S.

The average price at the pump in California hit a record $6.021 per gallon on Tuesday, according to AAA. Prices are up 31 cents per gallon over the last month, and $1.89 higher than a year ago.

While California’s prices are the highest in the country, the national average of $4.523 is also a record, with every state now averaging more than $4, according to AAA.

The sharp jump is in part due to a rise in oil prices, which makes up…


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