On Monday, the gas price in Los Angeles hit a new high. The average cost of a single gallon in Los Angeles rose to nearly $6.50 on Monday, surpassing the previous record of $6.42 set back in June.
No other state in the US has seen gas prices increase as much as California, which is now up to $6.38 a gallon on average. The closest any other state comes is Alaska, where prices went up 54 cents in the last week.
California Governor Gavin Newsom, who has come under fire for high gas prices, has dubbed California's disproportionately increasing fuel prices "oil company extortion," and called for the state to switch to its cheaper winter blend of gasoline early this year to help bring down gasoline costs at the pump.