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California drivers, beware: Gas prices may hit $4 for the first time since 2014

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Increases to California's gas tax were approved in 2017 and will continue for years.

Trips to the gas station are about to get even more expensive for California drivers, according to GasBuddy.

Gas prices are spiking, and may reach as high as $4 in the coming weeks for the first time since 2014, when average prices peaked at around $4.15, according to data from the California Energy Commission.

GasBuddy, a web site that tracks gas prices nationally, said the increase has to do with ongoing refinery issues limiting supply. Refinery maintenance is slowing down production, it said.

Sacramento County prices remain near the American Automobile Association’s $3.80 state average. Stanislaus, Fresno and Merced counties are averaging slightly lower, ranging between $3.60 and $3.75 per gallon, according to AAA.

But Mono County has already hit an average of $4.48, and Humboldt, Trinity and San Luis Obispo counties are all hovering close to the $4 mark with averages around $3.90, according to AAA.

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