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Gas Prices surge across California; What prices look like in the Valley

It's getting painful at the gas pumps again.

According to Triple AAA we’ve seen a steady rise in gas prices for almost two months now.

At an ARCO in Cathedral City a gallon of unleaded gas is costing $5.59.

Friday's national average is about $3.86 and the average here in California is a bit more steep at about $5.78.

Reports say one of the reasons we’re seeing this increase is because of oil supply cuts in Saudi Arabia and Russia. 

We heard from a gentleman pumping gas an AMPM in Cathedral City who agrees the price is high, but he says it’s a necessity.

Jesus flores, a resident from Indio said, "Jack it up to $10, and trust and believe it, we're going to pay it. It’s the only way we can get to work."

Aside from spending more money at the pump, higher gas prices may mean less consumer spending and higher inflation. 

Earlier this week we hit the peak in national gas prices for 2023 so far at about $3.88.

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