Sorry to be a downer here as we head into the weekend, but…
ALERT: Repeating… California will soon hit $4/gal average. https://t.co/uDmK6WKAEj
— Patrick DeHaan ⛽️⚠️📈 (@GasBuddyGuy) April 5, 2019
That’s Patrick DeHaan, the head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy – who is pretty knowledgeable about this stuff. You have probably noticed that gas prices have been inching higher and, welp, it doesn’t look like that’s going to stop anytime soon.
The spike in price is blamed in part on refinery along the West Coast, according to KTLA. In Los Angeles, they are paying an average of $3.78 per gallon, which is 20 cents more than last year.
Luckily, prices in the desert seem to be a tad bit less right now – and, if you are looking for where to get the cheapest gas in the Coachella Valley, you can do that here.