California gas prices hit $4 average, highest in state since 2014

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If you’re already feeling some pain at the pump, get ready to hurt a little more. 

A jump at the pump in California was the sharpest in the U.S. this past week, with gas prices in the Golden State topping everywhere else in the U.S. with priciest fill-up. 

Gas prices climbed as much as 21 cents to an average of $4.02 a gallon — the state’s highest since July 2014, and a nearly 60-cent jump from a month ago, according to AAA. 

The national per-gallon average is $2.83 — a 10-cent increase from the previous week.

Experts at AAA say the spike is due to ongoing refinery issues plus a switch from winter blend gasoline to the traditionally more expensive summer blend. 

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