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. 18, increasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.677.
The average price has risen 21 consecutive days, increasing 31.8 cents, including 1.3 cents Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 13 cents more than one week ago, 32.3 cents higher than one month ago and 10.7 cents greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price rose to its highest amount since Nov. 16, increasing 1.2 cents to $3.634. It has risen 13 consecutive days, increasing 31.2 cents, including 1.5 cents Saturday.
The Orange County average price is 12.8 cents more than one week ago, 32.6 cents higher than one month ago and 10.5 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 issues involving at least two Northern California refineries, Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service.
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