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California Becomes First State To Ever Record Average Gas Price Of $6 A Gallon

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California became the first state Tuesday to ever record an average gasoline price above $6 per gallon amid the ongoing global energy crisis, according to AAA data.

The average price of gasoline in California reached $6.02 a gallon on Tuesday and again increased to $6.05 a gallon Wednesday, AAA data showed. The state’s average pump price is the largest ever recorded and the first to cross the $6 per gallon threshold, according to the Energy Information Administration’s historic gasoline price database.

“This year has sort of really defied all expectations,” Automobile Club of Southern California spokesperson Marie Montgomery said, the Los Angeles Times reported. “It’s very volatile right now, and it’s hard to know what can happen next.”

“The landscape is not looking good,” she added.

California has become the first state to ever record an average gasoline price of $6/gal.

California gas prices have spiked more than 46% year-over-year, according to the AAA data released Wednesday. The highest prices in the state were recorded in San Francisco where the average price hit $6.28 a gallon.

Meanwhile, the nationwide average price of gasoline hit its highest leve… (Read more)

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