California gas prices soar higher than Chicago average

October 5, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Some gas stations are selling it for nearly $6.

Overnight, prices jumped as much as 20 cents a gallon.

Recent refinery fires in California and pipeline problems are blamed for the spike.

California reserves have also hit a 10-year low, forcing some stations to shut down their pumps.

The national average for gas is about $3.79.

In the Chicago area, prices are hovering around $4 a gallon.

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