As gasoline prices have continued to soar in recent weeks, most of the state’s oil refineries have reportedly raked in more profits than ever.
Prices continued to soar Monday at gas stations across Southern California.
Los Angeles and Orange County overnight saw the largest one-day price hike in months.
GasBuddy.com analysts say Northern California drivers will also have a jump in prices but it will likely be half the increase seen in Southern California.
Consumer advocates are working on a plan to get oil companies to open up their books amid a recent spike in gas prices.
It’s not a hallucination – Los Angeles-area gas prices are really up more than 30 cents since last week.
Southland motorists should expect an increase in gas prices after refinery issues in Northern California.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County jumped 5.9 cents Friday to $3.321, and a gasoline expert blamed the hike on reduced production at a Northern California refinery.
Representatives with Consumer Watchdog say California drivers spent $1 billion more on gasoline in March than the rest of the nation.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Thursday for the 35th consecutive day.
State lawmakers on Tuesday questioned the recent wild swings in California’s gas prices and asked whether state regulators can do more to reduce market volatility.
Gas prices in the Southland are among the highest in the nation and, according to one expert, are predicted to climb as the economy continues to grow.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County jumped 12.1 cents to $3.396, the largest daily increase since Oct. 6, 2012 and the highest amount since Oct. 28 of last year.
State lawmakers have scheduled two hearings for March to discuss the recent spike in gas prices in California.
The average prices of a gallon of self-serve regular gas in Los Angeles County has topped $3 for the first time since December.