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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — As Southern California drivers faced another day of record-breaking fuel costs, Governor Jerry Brown ordered state smog regulators to allow refineries to roll out winter-blend gas, previously scheduled to be released after Oct. 31.
“Gas prices in California have risen to their highest levels ever, with unacceptable cost impacts on consumers and small businesses,” Brown said in a statement issued by his office on Sunday.
The move comes amid soaring gas prices statewide.
In Los Angeles, the price of a gallon of gasoline rose three cents to nearly $4.70, according to AAA. In Orange County, it was almost $4.69 and $4.67 in the Inland Empire. And out in Ventura County, the price of a gallon went up to $4.68.
AAA also reported that the statewide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline…
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