$6 Gas Forcing Stations to Close

Soaring West Cost prices have forced some stations to shut pumps in California.
3:00 | 10/05/12

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very much. Now, to the soaring gas prices out west getting hit the hardest. Out west is getting hit the hardest right now. Some gas stations are even closing down because prices are so high and gas is so scarce. And abc's abbie boudreau is in los angeles latest on this story this morning. Good morning, abbie. Reporter: Good morning, elizabeth. Look at the sign behind me. Almost $6 a gallon. Even costco had to shut down some of its pumps yesterday. And drivers are getting fed up. Sticker shock at gas stations across california. Gas is killing us. Absolutely killing us. Reporter: At this station thursday, an outrageous $5.69 for a gallon of regular unleaded. And $5.99 for a gallon of premium. I thought they were pretty high. I didn't actually look. Oh, shoot. Yesterday, it was like $4-something, right? Reporter: Yeah. Recent refinery fires in california and pipeline problems are driving prices through the roof. And causing california reserves to hit a ten-year low. So, some gas stations were forced to shut down their pumps. Here and across the country, gas is pumping up the highest prices ever for this time of year. The national average is up to $3.78. But in many states, prices are topping $4 a gallon. In washington state, $4.03. In new york and connecticut, $4.10. And here in california, gas is up 45 cents from this time last year, averaging at $4.32 a gallon. This is the worst it's ever been. This is the highest gas prices we've ever had. Reporter: The owner here hopes customers don't blame her. This is what I love. We're sorry. It's not our fault. It's not our fault. We have no choice. Reporter: But, george, and elizabeth, prices will soon bottom out, around thanksgiving time, around $3.50. At least that's the prediction by analysts. George and elizabeth?

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