LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County increased today for the first time since Oct. 23, rising four-tenths of a cent to $3.425.
A 53-day streak of dropping prices totaling 45.5 cents ended Sunday when it was unchanged, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price dropped one-tenth of a cent on Monday to $3.421, its lowest amount since Feb. 20.
The average price is 3.5 cents less than one week ago and 24.6 cents lower than one month ago, but 32 cents more than one year ago. It has risen 27.5 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price rose for the third time in four days following 23 consecutive decreases, increasing four-tenths of a cent to $3.38. It is 2.2 cents less than one week ago and 23.6 cents lower than one month ago, but 33.4 cents more than one year ago. It has risen 26.4 cents since the start of the year.
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