AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre California’s skyrocketing gas prices lead the nation. Prices per gallon here averaged $3.40, followed by Hawaii with $3.32, Washington with $3.26, New York with $3.25 and North Dakota with $3.23, AAA reported. The national average is $3.11, the association said. Prices rose Wednesday after OPEC Secretary General Abdalla Salem el-Badri said there is no need for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to add more oil to the market, according to Dow Jones Newswires. SAN FRANCISCO – San Franciscans are used to living in one of the nation’s most expensive cities, but even they winced Wednesday as gas prices inched up just as the holiday season approached. Their neighbors to the south, in Los Angeles, weren’t much better off. The two cities recorded the highest gas prices for metropolitan areas nationwide, with San Francisco averaging $3.47 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, up 14 cents from a week ago, and Los Angeles recording an average of $3.32 a gallon, according to the Washington-based Energy Information Administration. “There’s nothing to do about it,” said Eve Elbeze, as she filled up her Volvo sedan at a Chevron station in San Francisco, where regular unleaded was $3.60 a gallon. “I’ve got two kids – I certainly can’t bike everywhere with two kids on the handle bars.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!