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California gasoline prices jump because of refinery issues
California gasoline prices jump because of refinery issues

To deal with the surging price of gasoline, Chenni Kaur has developed a strategy: If low on fuel near her job in downtown Los Angeles, the Sunland resident buys only a few gallons so that she can get home where prices are a little cheaper. Still, Kaur said, she is spending as much as $80 a week to fill her Toyota Sienna van, up from about $50 or $60 a few months ago. That extra money has to come from other parts of her family's budget because a 21/2-hour bus ride from home to work isn't feasible, she said. “We're cutting down a little bit on groceries,” said Kaur, 36. “We are managing our money so we can manage our gas.” The average cost for a...

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