Tuesday gas prices set new California record high

California gas prices averaged $4.67 a gallon Tuesday, but hikes may be slowing

POSTED: 09:39 AM PDT Oct 09, 2012    UPDATED: 06:58 AM PDT Oct 09, 2012 
Inland Empire Gasoline Prices Rise

California gasoline prices have hit another record high but the increase was smaller than in past days and officials are hoping that the early release of a winter fuel blend will help ease the sticker shock.

Triple-A's Daily Fuel Gauge Report says the average price for regular gas on Tuesday was a bit over $4.67 a gallon. The price was a state record and the highest in the nation but was up only a fraction of a cent overnight, compared to nearly 50 cents in the past week.

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.

Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered the California Air Resources Board to allow so-called "winter-blend" gasoline to be sold in California earlier than usual to increase supply.