LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Four-dollar gas has returned to Southern California.
Two weeks of daily price hikes have sent the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline well over the $4 mark across the region, even in outlying areas where prices are usually cheaper.READ MORE: Man In His Mid 30s Fatally Shot In Carson
In Los Angeles County, the average price of a gallon of gas is now $4.12, up 32 cents from just last week. Orange County’s hike is slightly steeper, up 34 cents to $4.09 per gallon.READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Pedestrians Killed
Gas is at $4.08 and $4.03 per gallon, in Ventura County and the Inland Empire, respectively.
The average price has gone up 65.1 cents since the start of the year.MORE NEWS: Due To Wind Concerns, Disneyland Vaccine Site To Be Closed Sunday
Gas price hikes were blamed on unplanned maintenance issues at the Chevron and Marathon refineries in Los Angeles County and the absence of imported gasoline, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.