SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Gas prices in Southern California could reach $4.30 per gallon in the next several weeks, according to a GasBuddy.
The company’s senior petroleum analyst, Patrick DeHaan, took to Twitter to announce that prices could soar to $4.15 to $4.30 per gallon in the next 10 to 14 days.
According to DeHaan, the average price per gallon reached $3.85 in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon and is expected to “breach $4 in the next few days.”
DeHaan tweeted out earlier Wednesday that prices in Southern California could spike by anywhere between 25 and 40 cents per gallon in the coming days.
The news comes amid problems at several California refineries and just weeks after attacks on oil fields in Saudi Arabia.
Several of the refinery issues include unplanned work at PBF refinery in Torrance, an outage at Chevron’s Segundo refinery, a flaring event at Valero Benicia and Marathon’s LA refinery, DeHaan says.
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⚠️ #GasPrices are starting to soar in SoCal on the heels of several refinery kinks in the last week. Average price in #LosAngeles already up 3c/gal to $3.85/gal today, expect it to breach $4 in the next few days on its way to $4.15-$4.30/gal in the next 10-14 days.
— 𝙋𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝘿𝙚𝙃𝙖𝙖𝙣 ⛽️ (@GasBuddyGuy) September 25, 2019