When I got here gas was around $3.50 a gallon. I have a pretty gas friendly car so I wasn’t too worried. It quickly shot up to $3.80. In less than three months, it’s gone up almost a dollar a gallon for which I blame the stock market speculators. It doesn’t seem to be changing or slowing anytime soon. Los Angeles Gas Prices lists some rates as high as $4.99 a gallon for REGULAR in Arcadia.