Little Change to L.A. County Gas Price

posted by City News Service - 

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose two-tenths of a cent today to $3.621, one day after increasing one-tenth of a cent.

The average price is a half-cent more than one week ago and 60.7 cents higher than one year ago but 1.9 cents less than one month ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has risen 47 cents since the start of the year.

The Orange County average price rose nine-tenths of a cent to $3.56, one day after increasing a half-cent. It is 1.1 cents more than one week ago and 57.3 cents higher than one year ago but 2.2 cents less than one month ago. It has risen 44.4 cents since the start of the year.

“Southern California gas prices are remarkably stable this year, staying within a range of 15-20 cents since mid-April,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.

“Unfortunately, these stable prices are at much higher levels than in the previous couple of years. The average gas price paid by motorists in Los Angeles was $2.79 in 2016 and $3.04 in 2017. This year to date, the average Los Angeles regular unleaded price is $3.57.”

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