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Gas Prices Up Again Overnight

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Oct 09 2012 01:18:31 PM CDT
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REDDING, Calif. -

Gas prices are still rising in California.

According to Triple A's fuel gauge report, the statewide average in California Tuesday is $4.67 a gallon, an increase of a fraction of a penny overnight.  That's still the highest price in the nation and an all-time high for the Golden State.

In Chico the average price rose two cents overnight to $4.53 a gallon.   In Redding the average went up three cents a gallon to $4.61.

The highest average price in the state, at $4.75, is in the San Luis Obispo, Atascadero and Paso Robles area.

San Diego is $4.72 a gallon and the Los Angeles area about $4.71.

Officials say they expect prices to fall after the governor ordered the release of a dirtier blend of gasoline to help slash record-high pump prices. But they say it could take a few days depending on how quickly refineries can get the so-called "winter-blend" fuel to market.

California usually converts to the gas on Oct. 31. The fuel evaporates in heat more quickly than summer-blends.

A fuel's evaporation rate indicates how much raw fuel enters the environment, especially in warm weather.