Mendocino, California, has taken the cake for having the most expensive gas in the United States, coming in at a whopping $9.60 per gallon.

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Driving the news: A northern California Chevron gas station in the city of Mendocino was charging $9.60 per gallon for regular gasoline last Friday afternoon, according to CNET.

  • That’s more than $3 a gallon above the state’s average, according to ABC 30.

What they’re saying: Judy Schlafer, owner of Schlafer’s Auto Body & Repair in Mendocino, said her last load of 8,880 gallons of gas cost nearly $50,000 when it was $30,000 three months ago, SF Gate reported.

  • Schlafer said that if she didn’t charge $9.60 per gallon, she’d be out of business. 
  • “I’m going to be lucky if I make the year with all the fees, the regulation, the payroll fees,” she told SF Gate. ”If it continues the way it is, Mendocino won’t have a gas station next year.”
  • Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at Gas Buddy, said, “Without much of a doubt it’s the most expensive gas in the country,” per SF Gate.

On the other hand, Georgia is currently the state with the cheapest price for gas, with a gallon of regular gasoline costing $4.407 as of Thursday afternoon, per AAA.