'It's terrible': Californians sound off on high gas prices

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.

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