Gas prices break yet another record

As you’ve noticed unless you avoid driving, gas prices throughout Southern California have been skyrocketing.

That’s not an understatement in that, according to AAA, gas prices have now risen the most in a one-month period — 57 cents. The┬ástate average is now $4.203, though SoCal is higher. The Inland Empire comprised of Riverside and San Bernardino counties is paying an average $4.276, still shy of the $4.688 record set Oct. 8.

“Prices have now gone up even more than they did during the spike in October and the one last February, and more quickly than they did during any one-month stretch in 2008, when we had another big spike,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.

“Los Angeles drivers are now paying nearly as much as drivers on Maui for regular unleaded, which is unprecedented.”

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