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WHY GAS IS SO EXPENSIVE IN CALIFORNIA




California is home to some of the highest gas prices in the United States. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded was $3.40 as of Thursday. In California, the average was $4.87, more than any other state. Several factors go into what drivers pay for gas, including refining costs, taxes, distribution and marketing, and crude oil prices. California requires a special blend of gasoline that reduces pollution — and costs more money.

"California also has seen a drop of 66% in the amount of refineries in operation from where we were 40 years ago," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "So there are fewer refineries producing this special blend of gasoline." California has an isolated refinery market. The special fuel blend that is consumed in California is produced by 11 major refineries within the state.

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