SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (KRON) – We are inching closer each day to matching the record-high gas prices California set earlier this year.

The average price this morning in California is $6.41, which is just two cents off from June’s record-shattering number.

Many places in the Bay Area are already well above that. There’s been a 35 cent increase in the past week, and over a dollar increase in the past month, according to AAA.

The governor is pushing oil companies to switch to the winter blend now, which is about 15-20 cents cheaper per gallon, instead of waiting till Oct. 31 when they usually make the switch from the summer to the winter blend.

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Republicans don’t like that idea, urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend the gas tax of 53 cents a gallon.