LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County remained the same today at $4.128, after a streak of four consecutive increases that followed a run of 21 decreases in 22 days.
The average price is 4.3 cents more than one week ago, 11 cents lower than one month ago, and 32.2 cents more than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The Orange County average price dropped one-tenth of a cent to $4.086 after four straight increases. It is 4.6 cents more than a week ago, 12.3 cents less than a month ago, and 33.8 cents more than one year ago.
The increases followed rising wholesale prices “related to unexpected breakdowns” at the Chevron refinery in El Segundo, the Phillips 66 refinery in Wilmington and the Shell refinery in Martinez, according to Marie Montgomery, a public relations specialist with the Automobile Club of Southern California.
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