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Found in LA: Gas Prices... Way High

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$3.55 for unleaded. Check, albeit annoying.

$3.79 for performance plus. Ugh, okay, check.

$9.38 a gallon for high performance. Che-- wha???!?!?!!!?

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LAist Featured Photos photographer Movie Lover snapped this shot on the Westside. "While driving past a gas station in Brentwood, CA a while back, I noticed that the price had gone up. Way up." Yeah, no doubt.

Let's see, April Fool's Day is next month. It's not a six upside down. This doesn't look like natural gas. And diesel only hit $4/gallon today in some parts of California.

Is this some kind of harbinger? Or a crude mistake? In a report this morning, KABC said that "some analysts expect prices to rise to near $4 a gallon as summer driving picks up."

As of this morning, the Los Angeles average per unleaded gallon was $3.52, $3.46 in Orange County, $3.52 for the Inland Empire and a $3.51 in Ventura County.

Earlier on LAist:
-- Gas at All Time High; Metro Looking to Cut Service
-- The Poshest Gas Station in Los Angeles