Los Angeles and San Diego now have the most expensive gasoline in California after southland prices spiked about 25 cents last week, bringing averages well over $4 a gallon, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch.
The state average is $3.988 a gallon for regular on Friday -- 22.4 cents higher than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego is $4.091 per gallon, which is 27.1 cents more than last week, 44 cents higher than last month, and 29 cents higher than last year.
In the Los Angeles-Long Beach area, the average price is $4.091, 24.2 cents above last week, 43 cents above last month, and 28 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.056, up 24 cents from last week, 38 cents higher than a month ago, and 20 cents more than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $4.056, up 25.1 cents from last week, 43 cents higher than last month, and 28 cents less than last year.