L.A. County Average Gas Price Rises For 11th Consecutive Day


Koehler Urges Higher Gas Prices

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 11th consecutive day, increasing 1.2 cents to $3.476.

The average price has increased 5.4 cents over the past 11 days, including three-tenths of a cent on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 4.1 cents more than one week ago, 5.4 cents higher than one month ago and 42.7 cents greater than one year ago. It has risen 32.6 cents since the start of the year.

The Orange County average price rose for the 10th time in 11 days, increasing 1.3 cents to $3.437. It has increased 5.5 cents over the past 11 days, including three-tenths of a cent on Thursday.

The Orange County average price is 3.7 cents more than one week ago, 5.2 cents higher than one month ago and 40.3 cents greater than one year ago. It has risen 32.1 cents since the start of the year.

``Although gasoline inventories continue to be well above normal, extended refinery maintenance continues to put some upward pressure on prices,'' said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.

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