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At $6.09 a Gallon, LA Pays Record Gasoline Price Over US Average

California’s higher prices are in part the result of taxes and state programs to reduce greenhouse gases.

California’s higher prices are in part the result of taxes and state programs to reduce greenhouse gases.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Los Angeles drivers know they pay more for gasoline than the average US driver: It’s the price for cleaner air in a state that’s made being green part of its DNA.

What motorists in LA -- a city famed for its car culture -- may not realize is that the amount they pay over the national average soared to more than $1.80 a gallon in late March, the widest in at least 10 years, according to data from the AAA.