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Gas prices increase Monday due to gas tax

Posted at 8:38 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 11:42:07-04

A California gas tax now in place may impact the price drivers pay at the pump.

The tax, which went into effect Monday, is expected to increase the cost of an average gallon of gas in California by 5.6 cents.

Sunday, California’s average cost per gallon of gas was $3.75, a dollar higher than the national average at $2.71.

“I have a fleet of trucks, so it really hurts and for all my farm equipment, everything,” one retired rancher told KSBY News. “It’s through the roof but i’m semi-retired, so it doesn’t bother me as much as some people who are trying to make it.”

The tax increase will end up being about a $30 increase for drivers over the course of one year if they fill up once a week.