Gas prices in a remote town in California reached $7.59 per gallon as national gas prices hit record highs.
The rural town of Gorda, California, which reportedly has only one gas station, has a history of high gas prices due to its distance from other areas that would provide gas and make pricing more competitive.
Regular unleaded gasoline reached $7.59 and premium gasoline is about $8.50.
The town is roughly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and the next nearest station is 40 miles away to the north and 12 miles away to the south, according to a sign at the town's station.
The U.S. national average price of gasoline reached $3.37 as of Oct. 21 — a 55% increase from 2020, according to AAA data. The overall price of gas is the highest it has been since September 2014, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
“Compared to the price of gas a year ago, it now costs consumers about $17 more to fill up their vehicles,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a news release. “That’s the cost of a large pizza with toppings. And unfortunately, it doesn’t look like drivers will be finding relief at the pump any time soon.”
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Original Author: Matthew Miller