gas, prices, pump, refineries High Gas Prices Fueling Frustration At The Pump – CBS Los Angeles

EASTVALE (CBSLA) — Drivers are digging deeper into their pockets to pay for fuel.

The average price per gallon of unleaded is $3.88, according to AAA. That’s the highest it’s been in more than three years.

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The gas tax in California is the reason we have some of the highest prices in the country; but AAA spokesperson Marie Montgomery attributes the recent spike to refinery issues.

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“It’s a temporary blip but we may continue to see some high prices because of that supply disruption,” she said.

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Relief could come soon. In November, stations will switch to a winter blend that is 12 cents cheaper to produce.