Average price of gas hits $4.00 in Fresno

February 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The average price of gas in Fresno has hit $4.00 a gallon.

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Prices have risen every day for 30 straight days -- and spiked .50 cents in the last month.

Experts say the increase is supply driven. Noting the Chevron refinery in Richmond is still off line. It supplies 10 percent of California's fuel.

Fuel distributer, Scott Cain said, "They're switching from winter blend gasoline to summer blend gas and refineries are going down for maintenance and any kind of perturbations in that schedule causes these price hikes and they're immediate."

"They're getting us all on gas," Tyler Potter said. "That's where all our money is going to the gas and it keeps going up, getting more expensive."

Cain believes the high prices are just a temporary problem and gas prices will eventually drop.