LOS ANGELES - Gasoline prices are on the rise again and California drivers are fed up paying more than the rest of the U.S.
Officals say it's due to a refinery fire in Carson last Friday and because two other west coast refineries are down for maintenance.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose to its highest amount since Jan. 3, increasing six-tenths of a cent to $3.382.
Californians pay about 70 cents more per gallon than the rest of the country.
The average price has increased 13 of the past 14 days, rising 3.2 cents, including one-tenth of a cent on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 1.7 cents more than one week ago and 4 cents higher than one month ago but 11.5 cents less than one year ago.
The Orange County average price also rose to its highest amount since Jan. 3, increasing eight-tenths of a cent to $3.33, one day after remaining unchanged. It is 1.6 cents more than one week ago and 1.9 cents higher than one month ago but 12.7 cents less than one year ago.
CNS contributed to this story.