Los Angeles Gas = $6.50 a Gallon

Southern California gas prices continued to soar Friday, with the average price of a gallon of regular in Los Angeles County climbing to $6.445, a new record for the area, according to the American Automobile Assn.

The increase marked the county’s 14th consecutive record-setting day, leaving average prices about 17 cents higher than one week ago and 55 cents higher than a month ago.

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Prices in California are the highest in the nation, with the statewide average — $6.420 — far above the national average of $4.986. But prices are increasing at a rapid clip nationwide, up 11 cents since Monday.



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