Los Angeles Gas Prices the Utmost in America


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Increasing gas price is a nightmare for the public in California. They have to bear stiff effect because of soaring price rise, which is estimated to increase in future. According to the report of AAA (the American Automobile Association, Inc) Southern California, the cost of gas in California is higher than in Alaska and even Hawaii.

Jeffrey Spring of the corporate communications department of AAA Southern California said: “We are higher than we were last year, about 30-cents a gallon higher than we were last year.”

Spring said that the price rise is normal for January. He added that the condition would persist because of uncertainty in the Middle East, which is about to mix a bitter spice in towering gas prices. This will add an extra burden to the prices on gas by implementing a higher tax structure due to the overall increase.

California’s average gas price is $3.68 per gallon compared to the national average of $3.40. Los Angeles’ average is $3.73 a gallon, the highest among all.

Rising gas prices have influenced all types of businesses, especially transportation, where everything relies on vehicles. If such a situation persists for a longer period, it will harm all life sphere, particularly business associated with deliveries.

Spring added: “Some analysts are saying it could go 50 to 60 higher, but we will have to see.” One best way to save money is to maintain the car in good condition.

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