Average L.A. County Gas Price Rises for 16th Time in 17 Days


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 16th time in 17 days, increasing a half-cent to $2.963.

The average price rose 14 consecutive days, dropped one-tenth of a cent Tuesday, then resumed increasing Wednesday. It has risen 8.8 cents over the past 17 days, including a half-cent on Wednesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 2.7 cents more than a week ago and 13.5 cents higher than a month ago but 95.4 cents less than one year ago.  It has decreased 65.2 cents since the start of the year.

The Orange County average price rose for the 28th time in 30 days, increasing a half-cent to $2.931. It has risen 16.1 cents over the past 30 days, including  three-tenths of a cent on Wednesday. It rose for 20

consecutive days, was unchanged May 26, rose each of the next five days, was unchanged Monday and resumed rising the next day.

The Orange County average price is 3 cents more than one week ago and 15.4 cents higher than one month ago but 95.8 cents less than one year ago. It has dropped 61.4 cents since the start of the year.

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