California's gas prices continue to climb and have reached to be as much as 30 cents higher than the rest of the country.
To figure out what is going on, Governor Newsom has asked the California Attorney General's Office to launch an investigation into the spiking per-gallon prices to see if there's something fishy going on.
"Simply stated, name-brand gas retail outlets in California are charging more for a gallon of gas compared to their unbranded, hypermart competitors. There is no identifiable evidence to justify these premium prices."
According to the California Energy Commission, in 2018 drivers spent $1.5 billion more on gas than those in other states.
A report released by the commission also says there's no difference between the quality of gasoline in California compared to gas in the other 49 states:
"The name-brand stations, therefore, are charging higher prices for what appears to be the same product."