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.READ MORE: National Guard Could Be Deployed To Help With LA Port Cargo Backlog
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.READ MORE: Kidnapping Suspect Livestreams Barricade, Standoff In Palmdale
“It’s a temporary blip but we may continue to see some high prices because of that supply disruption,” she said.MORE NEWS: Former President Bill Clinton Thanks Doctors, Nurses At UC Irvine Medical Center After Being Hospitalized For Infection
Relief could come soon. In November, stations will switch to a winter blend that is 12 cents cheaper to produce.