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  • Why are gas prices going up?

  • Why are gas prices going up? Gas prices have been going up in the U.S. due to crude oil prices rising. WTI is back above $70, and crude oil prices were higher as of Sep. 14 on fears that another storm could impact Texas oil production. Article continues below advertisement

  • What is the average price of a gallon of gas?

  • The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline has hit a record high of $4.598 per gallon on Tuesday, according to AAA. Prices have either remained flat or risen every day since April 24.

  • Why are gas prices higher in California than other countries?

  • In some countries, a big proportion of the pump price comes from the taxes that the government levies. In the U.S. that comes out to about 15 cents per gallon, and in California, those taxes are much higher, about 60 cents more per gallon. California also has much higher environmental standards that further increase the price.

  • How much does gas cost in California?

  • Gas surged to its highest price since 2008 over the weekend (not adjusting for inflation), hitting an average of more than $4 a gallon nationwide. In California, the average price was well over $5 a gallon.

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