LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't long ago that filling up a large petrol tank in California cost less than $100.
Not any longer. The statewide average for ordinary petrol is presently $6.34 per gallon, more than two dollars more than a year ago,
implying that anyone filling up their car with 16 gallons or more is paying more than $100.
"It's dreadful," Lisa, a California driver, told Yahoo Finance. "Gas expenses prevent me from seeing my grandkids in Ventura County, and I work far away."
Some areas of California are more affected than others: One station in Mendocino,
north of San Francisco along the coast, recently recorded rates just under $10.