Southland Gas Prices Stable

Koehler Urges Higher Gas Prices

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose one-tenth of a cent today to $4.079 after remaining unchanged for two consecutive days.

The average price is eight-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 55.4 cents higher than one month ago and 44 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The Orange County average price rose two-tenths of a cent to $4.05, one day after dropping one-tenth of a cent. It is 1 cent more than one week ago, 56.2 cents higher than one month ago and 44.9 cents greater than one year ago.

“It appears prices have stabilized at very high levels,” Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service. The prices in both counties are at their highest amounts since July 31, 2015.

“There's been no reports of additional refinery incidents, but also no reports that any of the California refineries undergoing maintenance have come back online. Los Angeles began receiving shipments of California-blend gasoline from Europe through the Panama Canal last week, and more are expected.”

Additional gasoline must be shipped by boat to California because “we don't have gas pipelines from other parts of the U.S.” Montgomery said.

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