California has set the gas price record for the state for the second day in a row.
On Monday, gas prices got to $4.682 per gallon, and according to the American Automobile Association, this is a new record for the state. On Sunday, the price for regular unleaded gasoline was $4.671. When the price rose by six-tenths of a cent, it became the all-time record since October 2012, ABC 7 reports.
The national average gas price is $3.415 ABC 7 reports.
“It’s a bit of a supply crunch we have right now, there’s nothing major, until the refineries in Northern California can get back up to full production capacity,” Jeffrey Spring, Corporate Communications Manager of the Automobile Club of Southern California, said, highlighting how heavy rainstorms has shaken the production capacity.
“Drivers are paying $1.50 more per gallon than a year ago,” Doug Shupe, a spokesperson for AAA, told CNN. “It means the person who has the typical midsize sedan with a 14-gallon size fuel tank, they’re paying $21 more to fill up that tank today than last year.”
“Typically we see prices at the pump fall off after Labor Day because people have completed their summer vacations. Kids are back in school,” Shupe continued. “But this year people are still traveling. There’s still that demand for fuel to get to where people want to go.”