A mysterious so-called "gas surcharge" has nearly two dozen California lawmakers calling for a state investigation. Democratic Senator Henry Stern of Los Angeles is among 19 legislators who want to know why there appears to be a hidden charge, adding to the state's already high gasoline prices.
A U.C. Berkley professor authored a report in 2017 that shows drivers are paying around 22 cents extra per gallon and it isn't explained why. The attorney general's office could neither confirm nor deny whether there is a potential or ongoing investigation.
Senator Stern says he admits that lawmakers should have been aware of the 2017 report identifying the hidden gasoline charge.