LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The common value for a gallon of normal gasoline in Los Angeles County hit the $6 mark Tuesday for the primary time ever, with no aid in sight because the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to destabilize power markets worldwide.
The common value for normal in L.A. County was a report $6.01, up about three cents from $5.98 on Monday, in line with numbers from AAA. It was the twenty eighth consecutive every day improve, and got here simply 19 days after topping $5 for the primary time ever.
L.A. County’s common value for normal has risen $1.23 previously month. One 12 months in the past, it was $3.92. Different components together with inflation and California’s swap to the summer time mix might hold costs excessive domestically for a number of extra months.
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Statewide, the common was $5.86 Tuesday, and nationwide it was $4.24, per AAA.
California has the best gasoline tax within the nation, at 51.1 cents per gallon. Republican state leaders have known as for a brief suspension of the gasoline tax, a proposal which Democratic leaders oppose.
Final week, Democrats countered with their very own proposal, a $400 gasoline tax rebate that may go to all California taxpayers, together with those that don’t drive.
Final month, and previous to the Russian invasion, Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed the potential for freezing the state’s gasoline tax hike this 12 months in an effort to fight inflation. The tax is scheduled to extend once more on July 1 due to inflation.