Sticker Shock! I dont know about you, but Im starting to get sticker shock every time I go to fill my car with gas. Ive seen prices per gallon for regular gasoline here in the Los Angeles area as high as $2.69 9/10 lately. And it seems like only a few weeks ago, they were about $2.25 9/10. Mathematically speaking, thats a 19.5% increase in just a matter of weeks.