Finger-pointing continues between gas companies and California over price hikes

Gas prices are rising and so is tension between the state's Democratic leaders and oil companies operating across California. The average statewide price for a gallon of regular unleaded in California was $6.38 Monday, according to AAA, which represents a 93-cent increase within the last two weeks. "What we’re looking at right now is demand outpacing supply," said Kara Greene, spokesperson for the Western States Petroleum Association. Greene said the state's mounting regulations and taxes have curtailed supply capabilities for oil companies, which has slowed down the industry's ability to meet heightened demand.