California Now Has Highest Gas Prices and Top Gas Tax Rate in Country

As gas prices in California hit the highest in the country, the state maintains the top spot for the highest state gas taxes in the nation.

The average price for regular gas in California is $4.09 while the national average is $2.65, according to data compiled by the American Automobile Association.

Gas taxes recently went up by 5.6 cents in California, bringing the total state gas taxes to 62 cents per gallon. Factoring in federal gas taxes brings the total to 80 cents per gallon.

The Tax Foundation ranks California as the state with the highest gas taxes in the country.

In May, the California Energy Commission announced it would further examine the potential causes of gas price disparity in the state and "provide a full report to the governor.”