California gas stations low on fuel, high on prices
(CBS News) Many California drivers are running on empty, and the problem could be spreading to other states. Gas prices have jumped all week -- the fastest rise in many years.
And some gas stations don't have any fuel to sell at all. Low supplies are leading to high frustration.
For many Californians, driving is as natural as breathing and gasoline is the motorists' lifeblood. That's why seeing closed stations is more than frustrating -- it's almost unbelievable.
Some of the state's gas stations have been forced to close their pumps, and the ones that are open, are charging prices that can only be described one way -- an arm and a leg.
Gas prices have been rising in other states as well due to the fuel shortage. One exception: gas prices in Texas, which fell four cents a gallon last week.
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