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GasBuddy’s 2018 Summer Travel survey says escalating fuel costs are prompting more people to plan staycations instead of hitting the road. Only 58 percent of Americans are planning a road trip this summer, a 24 percent drop from the 82 percent who planned trips last year, the report said.

Nearly 40 percent of those surveyed cited high gas prices as the primary reason for curbing their summer travel. Pump prices throughout the Southland are up double digits from last month and are nearly 70 cents more per gallon than a year ago, according to GasBuddy.

DeHaan tied the trend to a number of factors, including long-term OPEC production cuts, the U.S. exiting the Iran nuclear deal, declining U.S. oil inventories and high demand. Motorists are becoming increasingly price-conscious, he said, and more Americans will probably cut back on their summer travel plans in the coming weeks as prices show no sign of slowing. Eilon Reches fills his tank at the Union 76 gas station on East Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Southern California gas prices continue to rise before Memorial Day weekend and one industry expert predicts this will be the priciest summer in four years. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) The nation’s highest gas prices

On Tuesday, California posted the nation’s highest average price of $3.70 a gallon, up 14.4 cents from a week ago and up nearly 60 cents from a year earlier. California was followed by Hawaii ($3.69), Washington ($3.42), Alaska ($3.36), Nevada ($3.32) and Idaho ($3.16)

A Mobil station at 10863 W. Olympic Blvd. in Los Angeles listed regular at $4.69 a gallon on Tuesday, while a Union 76 in Pasadena was selling it for $4.59. Nine more stations scattered throughout Los Angeles Angeles County listed regular at $4.39 a gallon or more.

In San Bernardino County, a Union 76 in Barstow and a Shell station in Yermo were selling regular for $4.49 a gallon. In Orange County, an Arco at 2245 S. Main St. in Santa Ana posted regular for $4.09 a gallon, while other outlets in Fullerton, Anaheim, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel and Huntington Beach priced it at $3.99 a gallon. Tactics to deal with high gas prices

“Right now I have a 2007 Nissan Versa and the gas mileage is terrible,” he said. “I have to fill it up twice a week. But I figured one thing out — I go to the gym right after work before driving home. That way I don’t get on the freeway until about 7 p.m., so I’m not sitting there in rush-hour traffic for an hour and a half wasting gas.” Light trucks, SUVs outselling cars

Gas prices are inching up but the mileage for light trucks and SUVs is also increasing,” said Todd Leutheuser, the association’s executive director. “Many of the SUVs are on a regular car chassis.” California’s refinery stocks, production in good shape

Figures from the California Energy Commission show the Golden State’s supply of specially formulated summer gas is in good shape. For the week ended May 11 (the most recent period for which data is available), the state’s refineries had nearly 7.4 million barrels in stock, a 32 percent increase over 5.6 million barrels a year earlier.

Officials with the energy commission said refinery operations in California are normal with only some limited planned maintenance underway. Production and inventory levels are both above the top of the 5-year high-low range, they said. Anger over the gas tax

Scores of Californians have signed a petition to repeal the Golden State’s most recent 12-cent gas tax. Supporters need 585,407 valid voter signatures to get the repeal question on the November ballot and an estimated 900,000 signed petitions have been submitted for verification.

That’s the second highest amount in the nation. The Golden State ranks second only to Pennsylvania where motorists pay more than 77 cents per gallon in gas taxes. Original Article: https://www.sbsun.com/2018/05/23/high-gas-prices-are-crimping-travel-plans-for-some-southern-californians/