LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose two-tenths of a cent today to $3.025, the 26th increase in 28 days.
The average price has risen 15 cents over the past 28 days, including four-tenths of a cent on Sunday, to its highest amount since April 6, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It rose 14 consecutive days, dropped one-tenth of a cent June 2, increased the next five days, decreased one-tenth of a cent last Monday and resumed increasing Tuesday.
The average price is 4.3 cents more than a week ago and 16 cents higher than a month ago but 77.7 cents less than one year ago. It has decreased 59 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price today dropped one-tenth of a cent to $2.989, its first decrease since May 5. It rose for 20 consecutive days, was unchanged May 26, rose each of the next five days, was unchanged June 1 and resumed rising the next day.
The Orange County average price is 3.8 cents more than one week ago and 16.8 cents higher than one month ago but 76.5 cents less than one year ago. It has dropped 55.6 cents since the start of the year.
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