California gas prices drop for 2nd consecutive day

The bad news is California gas prices are still the highest in the nation

Tom Tucker, CBS Local 2 Morning Show Anchor, TomT@cbslocal2.com
POSTED: 08:22 AM PDT Oct 11, 2012 
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -

California's reign of pump pain is easing as prices drop for the second day in a row.
      The AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report for Thursday says the average price of regular is just under $4.66 a gallon - down more than a penny in two days.
      However, it's still the highest price in the nation.
      The highest state price is $4.75 a gallon in the San Luis Obispo area. San Francisco has $4.73, with Los Angeles and San Diego reporting around $4.70.
      The drop follows a 50-cent runup at the pump, fueled in part by refinery and pipeline problems. Some lawmakers have called for an investigation of the hike.
      Analysts say California's early switch to a cheaper but more polluting winter blend of fuel should help lower prices.