Gas prices spike in Southern California

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Automobile Club of Southern California says the average price of gasoline in the region has seen one of the largest one-month jumps since 2000.

The agency said Friday that gas prices have spiked between 57 and 59 cents over the past 30 days. The largest increase was 70 cents between May and June of 2008.

The average price of regular gasoline in the Los Angeles area is $4.316 per gallon, which is 11.3 cents more than last week and 57 cents higher than last month. In San Diego, the average price is $4.285, 10.2 cents above last week and 58 cents above last month.

Auto Club spokeswoman Marie Montgomery says the spike can’t be attributed to a single factor, but refineries were expected to undergo a heavy maintenance schedule.

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