LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the sixth consecutive day after dropping 51 times in the previous 58 days to its lowest amount since April 2.
The average price rose 1.5 cents Wednesday to $3.805, partially reflecting a tax increase of 5.6 cents per gallon for road and mass transit programs that went into effect Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. A 12 cents per gallon tax increase in 2017 took several days to be reflected in the average gas price.
The average price has increased 7.8 cents over the past six days, including 1.9 cents on Tuesday. It is 7.7 cents more than one week ago and 13.3 cents higher than one year ago but 12.4 cents less than one month ago.
The Orange County average price rose for the ninth consecutive day after dropping 46 of the previous 48 days to its lowest amount since April 2, increasing 1.2 cents to $3.759. It has risen 8.7 cents over the past nine days, including 2.2 cents on Tuesday.
The Orange County average price is 8.1 cents more than one week ago and 14.4 cents higher than one year ago but 14.1 cents less than one month ago.
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