California gas prices soar higher than Chicago average
October 5, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Chicago drivers are no longer paying the most fill up. That honor now belongs to California, where the state average is around $4.49 for regular.
Some gas stations are selling it for nearly $6.
Overnight, prices jumped as much as 20 cents a gallon.
Recent refinery fires in California and pipeline problems are blamed for the spike.
California reserves have also hit a 10-year low, forcing some stations to shut down their pumps.
The national average for gas is about $3.79.
In the Chicago area, prices are hovering around $4 a gallon.
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