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. 16, increasing 1 cent to $3.691.
The average price has risen 23 consecutive days, increasing 33.2 cents, including four-tenths of a cent on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 11.7 cents more than one week ago, 33.7 cents higher than one month ago and 11.8 cents greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price today rose to its highest amount since Nov. 15, increasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.645. It has risen 15 consecutive days, increasing 32.3 cents, including two-tenths of a cent Monday.
The Orange County average price is 11.5 cents more than one week ago, 33.9 cents higher than one month ago and 11.7 cents more than one year ago.
The rising prices are the result of refinery problems in Carson and Torrance and increasing oil costs, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.
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