Gas prices hit $6 a gallon in L.A.

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Gas prices in Southern California have reached $6 a gallon in Southern California.

Prices in Los Angeles County increased a little over 11 cents to $6.07, according to the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. Prices in Orange County also went up 11 cents.

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Doug Shupe, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager, told City News Service, that one reason for the increasing prices is Saudi Arabia and Russia cutting oil production as well as “concerns over disruptions to oil exports from Libya following deadly flooding in that OPEC nation.”

Shupe also cited ongoing refinery issues in Southern California as another reason.

Andrew Lipow, an oil industry analyst in Houston, told KNX News’ Jon Baird that some relief is on the way.

“The good news is that there is cargo on the water that will be arriving in the Los Angeles area towards the end of the month that will help to relieve the supply situation,” he said.

Additional relief is expected in late October when winter-blend fuel arrives

City News Service contributed to this report.

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