Gas prices in California rose to a record overnight even as Gov. Jerry Brown directed regulators to allow refineries to produce more supply by shifting to winter-grade fuel.
Regular gasoline at the pump climbed to an all-time peak of $4.671 a gallon, according to data published Tuesday by AAA, the nation’s largest motoring organization. That’s up from the previous record of $4.668 reported at the same time Monday. Prices jumped 50 cents last week as refineries reduced output and Chevron shut a pipeline because of contamination.News Tribune news services