Overnight, the price of a gallon of gasoline in Los Angeles County went up by 16 cents, from Wednesday to Thursday. It now costs more than $6 per gallon in the area, continuing a trend that has seen prices rise 70 cents in a week.
KABC-7, a local ABC station, reported:
Overnight, the average price of a gallon of self-serve gas in Los Angeles County went up another 16 cents to $6.26. Every other county in Southern California also pays more than $6 a gallon.
In just one week, the average price has gone up by almost 70 cents. L.A. A gallon of regular gas in County went up in price by 16 cents overnight. This is the biggest one-day rise in more than seven years.
The average price per gallon in Orange County is $6.25, while in Riverside County it is $6.10.
This week, Breitbart News reported that California drivers pay about $2 more per gallon than drivers in the rest of the country. Gas prices are usually higher in California because of taxes and rules, but prices have gone up in the last few weeks despite a drop in prices across the country.
One reason for the recent rise is that some local refineries are doing maintenance that they were supposed to do in the spring but put off because gas prices were so high. In a strange way, this has caused prices to go up again. Other refineries are having problems that were not expected.
KABC says that prices may go down near winter, when gas stations will be able to sell a cheaper "winter blend."
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on BREITBART.