Southland Gas Prices Rise to Highest Amount Since Late November


U.S. Gas Prices Soar To Record National Average

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today to its highest amount since Nov. 30, increasing 1.7 cents to $3.574.

The average price has risen 16 consecutive days, increasing 21.5 cents, including 1 cent on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 19.2 cents more than one week ago, 21.9 cents higher than one month ago and 2.4 cents greater than one year ago.

The Orange County average price rose to its highest amount since Nov. 29, increasing 1.6 cents to $3.53. It has risen eight consecutive days, increasing 20.8 cents, including eight-tenths of a cent on Monday.

The Orange County average price is 20 cents more than one week ago, 21.7 cents higher than one month ago and 2.1 cents more than one year ago.

The rising prices are the result of a reduction in supply caused by a partial shutdown of the Phillips 66 Carson refinery, planned maintenance at the Torrance Refinery and unplanned flaring at the Chevron El Segundo refinery, said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.

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