California’s gas prices are higher than those in other states due to supply-and-demand issues – including government actions that limit the supply – and the highest regulatory costs and gas taxes in the United States, witnesses testified November 29 during a five-hour hearing of the California Energy Commission. The commission, whose five members are appointed by the governor, called the no-vote information-gathering hearing to discuss increases in gas prices that occurred earlier this year, as well as the status of…