Southern California gas prices have now spiked by 57 cents or more in the past month -- one of the biggest one-month jumps ever, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch.
The state average is $4.203 a gallon for regular gasoline, 11.6 cents higher than last week.
In San Diego, the average price of self-serve regular gasoline is $4.285, 10.2 cents above last week, 58 cents above last month, and 20 cents higher than last year.
The average price in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.316 per gallon, which is 11.3 cents more than last week, 57 cents higher than last month, and 23 cents higher than last year.
In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $4.276, up 10.6 cents from last week, 58 cents higher than last month, and 23 cents more than last year.
On the Central coast, the average price is $4.306, up 12.8 cents from last week, 59 cents higher than a month ago, and 20 cents more than last year.
“Prices have now gone up even more than they did during the spike in October and the one last February and more quickly than they did during any one-month stretch in 2008, when we had another big spike,” said Jeffrey Spring, Auto Club spokesperson.