If you feel like you're being stripped of all your hard-earned cash at the pump, your probably right. In the summer of 2013, a gas tax passed that increases gas prices by 3.5 cents per gallon. That might not seem like a lot, but it really adds up. The extra money does go towards cool things like public transportation and other useful things, but that doesn't mean it's not totally painful to be price gouged at the pump by gas in Los Angeles. Especially when we're such a hardcore driving culture.