By Mark Glover
mglover@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 – 10:56 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 – 2:35 am

Energy analysts are warning of a possible 10- to 20-cent spike in gasoline prices throughout California this week.

National gas price tracker GasBuddy.com said some Golden State locales might see a spike of up to 30 cents per gallon as the result of “refinery outages due to excessive heat and other related issues, as well as a continued outage at a Chevron facility due to fire this past summer.”

An Aug. 6 fire at a key Chevron refinery in Richmond prompted a 25.8-cent spike in gasoline prices within just a few days, and prices have hardly moved since then.

Statewide, gas prices have been hovering around $4.05 a gallon.

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