FROM Charles Langley
Gas Prices Spike The West Coast, including California, is not connected to gasoline pipelines in the rest of the country. It has to be supplied by its own, separate system. With fewer refineries than there used to be, it's become vulnerable to problems it could have weathered before. But nobody's ever seen anything like the skyrocketing price increases of the past few days.
$4 a Gallon Gas Again? The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County has jumped 12 times in the past 13 days to 3.44 a gallon. That’s the highest amount since October 12, 2008, and it’s 48 cents higher than it was one year ago.