What will you do about gas prices?
At 4:30 p.m. on Thursday the Shell gas station at Rengstorff Avenue and Central Expressway sold a gallon of unleaded gas for a $4.63.
By 1:00 a.m., Friday morning, the price of gas had risen to $4.69—that's a six cent increase in less than 12 hours.
Across California, residents awoke to find that gas prices had increased significantly overnight even by as much as 20 cents in Ventura. The price in Mountain View is higher than the Bay Area average of $4.52, according to AAA.
The sharp rise has been attributed to decrease supply coming out of California's refineries, including the Chevron refinery in Richmond.
If you plan to shop around for gas, here's Patch's handy gas guide.
How will you cope with the increase in prices? Will you drive less? Will you use alternate modes, like a bike? Will you carpool to work?
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