After weeks on the road to record highs, gas prices in Los Angeles County have now surpassed the 2012 record average per gallon.
According to averages recorded by the American Automobile Association (AAA), LA County hit an average of $4,706 per gallon for regular gasoline on Wednesday, surpassing the previous average of $4,705 per gallon on October 9, 2012.
California’s average gas price hit a record high of $4.68 on Nov. 15 and has gradually risen to Monday’s new high of $4,706.
Neighboring Orange County is also approaching an all-time high, currently standing at $4,676 a gallon, with a record $4,690 set on October 8, 2012.
All the averages between California, Los Angeles, and even Orange County are well above the national average of $3,398 per gallon.
In late 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to eliminate gas-powered car production by 2035, calling it an effort to curb the “climate crisis.”
“Of all the simultaneous crises we face as a state, and I would argue as a nation, for that matter from a global perspective, none are more impactful, none are more enforceable than the issue of the climate crisis,” Newsom said after signing. of the implementing decree in September 2020.
Those looking for the lowest gas prices in Los Angeles County can find a list on Gas Buddy, which doesn’t include all gas stations, but highlights the below-average prices at Costco gas stations in Hawthorne and Inglewood, as well as some Pomona gas stations that currently have less than $4 a gallon.