California sets record breaking gasoline prices for the second consecutive day as regular self-service gasoline hits $4.682 per gallon on Monday according to the American Automotive Association. 

On Sunday, the state’s gasoline prices spiked to $4.676 a gallon, which was the highest recorded price since October 2012 when the average was set at $4.671. 

As of Monday, the national average ranks at $3.415 a gallon, two cents higher than yesterday’s report. As a result, San Diego County’s average rose for the second day in a row to $4.629, making it the highest they’ve ever been. The county’s gasoline prices rose to $4.682 on Sunday, breaking a record set on Oct.17 2012. 

The average price in California is 5.7 cents more than one week ago, 21.6 cents higher than one month ago and approximately $1.51 greater than one year ago, according to the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. Experts at GasBuddy attribute high prices to a variety of factors.

As the holidays approach traveling will be impacted as people plan to visit family and friends after 18+ month long shutdown.


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