Gas hits $7.59 a gallon in CA town

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Thursday, October 21, 2021
CA town sees gas prices hit over $7.50 a gallon
The lone gas station in a coastal California town is charging $7.59 for regular unleaded.

GORDA, Calif. -- Gas keeps getting more and more expensive, especially in California. But perhaps nowhere is it pricier than the remote central coast community of Gorda.

The town's only gas station is offering regular unleaded for $7.59. Premium is nearly $8.50.

The town has long been known for having some of the highest prices in the country. A sign at the gas station notes the next nearest station is 40 miles away to the north and 12 miles to the south.

Gorda is located along the Big Sur coast, about 40 minutes north of San Simeon.

MORE | California's gas prices are averaging more than $4.52 a gallon, according to AAA.

Gas prices in Los Angeles County are at their highest since 2012. Gas Buddy officials say even higher prices are expected in the weeks ahead.