The average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Ventura County is closing in on $4 a gallon.
According to the Triple A Fuel Gauge Survey it stands at $3.96 as of Thursday morning.
That is an increase of four cents in one day, 23 cents in one week, 62 cents in one month, and 41 cents higher than this time last year.
The statewide average price for gasoline in California is $3.91 which is more than a dollar higher than the national average.
Analysts are blaming production problems at refineries for the nationwide increase.
The average price of diesel fuel in Ventura County is already more than $4 a gallon.
Link to the Triple A Fuel Gauge Survey https://gasprices.aaa.com/?state=CA