LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 14th consecutive day, increasing a half-cent to $3.191, its highest amount since Sept. 22, 2015.
The average price has increased 17.7 cents over the past 14 days, including nine-tenths of a cent on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 11.1 cents more than one week ago, 20.7 cents higher than one month ago and 45.7 cents greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price rose today for the 15th time in the past 16 days, increasing a half-cent to $3.168. It has risen 18.2 cents over the past 16 days, including 1 cent on Thursday.
The Orange County average price is 11.3 cents more than one week ago, 21.5 cents higher than one month ago and 45.4 cents greater than one year ago.
The rising prices are the result of disruption to ``the entire supply chain'' caused by Hurricane Harvey even though ``California's gasoline and oil supplies do not come from the Gulf Coast,'' said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.