Carl Smith stops to take a picture of high gasoline prices posted at a gas station Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in San Diego. Californians woke up to a shock Friday as overnight gasoline prices jumped by as much as 20 cents a gallon in some areas, ending a week of soaring costs that saw some stations close and others charge record prices. The average price of regular gas across the state was nearly $4.49 a gallon, the highest in the nation, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge report. Photo: Gregory Bull / AP Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Short-supplies-keep-gas-prices-rising-in-Calif-3921155.php#ixzz28Ui63nQg
"California gas prices continued surging Friday, adding another 17 cents per gallon on average, and the increases are expected to continue for at least several more days, ensuring long lines and short tempers at pumps around the state. A week of soaring costs has led some stations to close and others to charge record prices — in some places $5 or more — as California leapfrogged Hawaii as the state with the most expensive fuel. "