California Sees $5 A Gallon Gas Again – Obama Goes Golfing

February 18, 2013 11:14 amViews: 645

California $5 a gallon gas


Americans on the left coast in the state of California are once again seeing $5 a gallon gas this Monday morning. After a 25 consecutive day rise in the price of gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area, the average price of a gallon of reached $4.29 which is 50 cents higher per gallon that it was just last month. One station in the Los Angeles was reportedly offering regular grade gas for $5.19 a gallon.

The average price of gas nationwide was up to to $3.73 per gallon, a more than 40 cent jump in a month as drivers paid just $3.30 in January.

While one driver at a local Los Angeles area station complained that she had to fill up her vehicle 3 times a week at a cost of $75 each time just to get to work, refinery maintenance and an increased demand is blamed for the higher prices. Most price increases however are not seen until March prompting some to ask the question as to what the real reason for the increase is at this time.

President Obama could not be reached for comment as he is enjoying a nice leisurely golfing vacation in sunny Florida minus the wife and kids, of course, at taxpayer expense.

Check out more on $5 a gallon gas in California below from CBS Los Angeles:

Gas prices in Southern California rose again on Monday, leaving some drivers paying over $5.00 per gallon.

CBS2′s Amber Lee reports the average price of a gallon of gas in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area climbed for the 25th consecutive day to $4.29 – over 50 cents higher than last month, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

One gas station in downtown Los Angeles was offering regular unleaded at $5.19 on Monday, prompting at least one potential customer to exit his vehicle, snap of a photo of the station’s prices – and then drive off in search of cheaper gas.

Nationwide, the average price of gas jumped to $3.73 per gallon, while customers paid only $3.30 just one month ago.

Orange County drivers are paying an average of $4.28 at the pump, while the price of gas in the Inland Empire has climbed to $4.24 per gallon.

Drivers here in the Southland say they’re already feeling pinched.

“I pay 75 bucks like three times a week to come to work,” said one woman. “You have to work to eat…if you don’t work, you don’t eat.”

Analysts – who noted that gas price increases don’t usually occur until March – blamed refinery maintenance issues for a reduced supply that has drive prices upward over the last few months.

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