The average price for a gallon of gasoline on the West Coast is going through the roof right now.
During the last 24 hours, gas prices have jumped by over 30 cents in California, with some areas experiencing prices that have jumped over $1 in the last week.
A number of California gas stations have been forced to shut down after shortages in gasoline supplies made it impossible for them to resupply their stations. The problem is so bad, that some areas of California have seen the price of gas jump to almost $6 a gallon.
Shortages in gasoline supplies have forced many independent gas station owners to completely shut down. Even some of the larger stations, like Los Angeles Area Costco’s, are now starting to have trouble keeping up with demand and have begun to shut down their pumps.
If you haven’t filled up the tank, now might be the time, as experts warn the problem could soon spread into other states.