Cute Ashley Benson filling gas in her Audi S5 on 21 June 2013, in West Hollywood, California. The 2010 Audi S5 has a fuel economy of 16mpg in the city as per the Environmental Protection Agency. And gas prices in California have been rising while they are falling in the rest of the US. International crude oil prices are also coming down.
California has laws on clean fuel and higher fuel taxes, but it's a maintenance shutdown of an ExxonMobil refinery in the state that is contributing most to a jump in gas prices. California gas prices are higher by an average of 50 cents from neighboring states. With the kind of money Ashley Benson makes from acting jobs, she can afford the poor mileage and higher fuel prices.