AAA: Calif. sets new record for most expensive gas prices

Graffiti referencing President Joe Biden marks a gas pump in Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Graffiti referencing President Joe Biden marks a gas pump in Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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UPDATED 9:55 AM PT – Monday, November 15, 2021

California gas prices continue to rise, setting a new record for the third day in a row. According to AAA Monday, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in the Golden State is $4.68, surpassing previous records set in 2008 and 2012.

In comparison, the national average price for a regular gallon of gas is $3.41. Additionally, many gas stations in the Golden State have prices for a gallon of regular gas at nearly $6 or more. AAA said California is experiencing high gas prices due to heavy rainstorms in the northern part of the state slowing production.

The Biden administration has been heavily criticized over rising gas prices across the nation with some congressional Democrats urging him to tap into oil reserves. Meanwhile, Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order earlier this year banning permits for new oil fracking by 2024.

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