In fact AAA of Southern California warned on its Facebook page last night that prices would increase and that you should fill 'er up ASAP, like this morning. Really:
AAA blames a 30-cent, four-day rise in wholesale prices, low inventory and at least one California refinery going off-line for maintenance.
The latest Lundberg Survey of nationwide fuel prices, released over the weekend, already shows one-cent rise per gallon of gas after that 8 week period of sliding-prices bliss.
L.A. County alone enjoyed 30 days of dropping prices from early April to early May. We saw an average price of $3.89 a gallon last week. No longer.
The higher digits at the pump are just in time for the coming summer driving season, which always seems to increase demand -- and prices. So, yeah, maybe the best prices of 2013 are behind us.
We knew it was too good to last: Southern California gas prices are going back up again. Wholesale prices have risen by 30 cents a gallon in the last four days. Tonight/tomorrow morning would be a good time to fill up.
While you're filling up get some for us too.