We all saw it coming — but the reality is still hard to handle. A couple of days ago, on Tuesday, I bought almost 7 gallons of regular gasoline for $25 at the Chevron station, Alameda Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank. I paid $3.79 a gallon. At that time, Supreme stood at $3.99 a gallon.
Today, Supreme is selling at the same station for $4 a gallon. That’s the price of Supreme at the Mobil Mart up on Glenoaks Boulevard near Verdugo Avenue, too.
The way the prices are rising, it could be just a matter of days before regular hits the $4 a gallon mark. That’s a bummer for a couple of reasons. One, gas prices are much higher here than the national average, according to the Auto Club, which tracks gas prices daily across the country.
National average — $3.42 a gallon for regular
California average — $3.81 a gallon for regular
The two stations I checked here in the Media City today, Chevron and Mobil, were both selling regular for $3.89 a gallon.
The other reason $4 a gallon gas ticks-off consumers — we know there’s a good chance even higher prices are looming not too far in the distant future. A total bummer.