Motorists drive past a gas station in Los Angeles on Thursday. Motorists in California paid an average of $4.232 per gallon Wednesday. That is 45 cents higher than the national average, exceeded only by Hawaii among the 50 states. (Associated Press)

Motorists drive past a gas station in Los Angeles on Thursday. Motorists in California paid an average of $4.232 per gallon Wednesday. That is 45 cents higher than the national average, exceeded only by Hawaii among the 50 states. (Associated Press)