The pain at the pump continues.
The average price of regular gas in California hit a record average of $4.655 on Sunday, according to the AAA's daily fuel gauge report. That's a rise of 4.1 cents overnight.
If there is any good news, the rise is slowing. On Saturday, the overnight price rise was 12.8 cents.
Furthermore, if you tend to look at the world with a glass-half-full view, the $4.655 price breakthrough Sunday is not a record if inflation is taken into account. The current price of regular would have to hit about $4.93 to match the record set in 2008.
The main reason for the soaring gasoline prices this week is the shutdown of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance due to a power outage, but other problems with refineries and pipelines also contributed.