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Report: Southern California will take the first hit on rising gas prices

California gas prices, which have been at unusually low levels for weeks, are about to head north, according to national gas price tracker GasBuddy.com.

Southern California motorists could see at-the-pump costs spike 20 to 35 cents over the next week as the region switches from winter gasoline to the pricier spring/summer blend, GasBuddy said Thursday. Northern California will make the transition in about a month.

The average retail price of gas in the Sacramento area on Thursday was $2.12 a gallon, down nearly 30 cents from last month and about 71 cents below the average a year ago.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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