Average L.A. Gas Price Rises To Highest Amount Since April 1


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose a half-cent today to $3.078, its highest amount since April 1.

The average price changed by two-tenths of a cent or less each of the previous five days, including Tuesday, when it was unchanged, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 1 cent more than a week ago and 12.4 cents higher than a month ago but 69.3 cents less than one year ago. It has decreased 53.7 cents since the start of the year.

The Orange County average price rose one-tenth of a cent to $3.056, after dropping two of the previous three days, including four-tenths of a cent on Tuesday. It had risen 48 times in 51 days through Thursday, increasing 28.7 cents.

The Orange County average price is four-tenths of a cent more than one week ago and 13.4 cents higher than one month ago but 66.9 cents less than one year ago. It has decreased 48.9 cents since the start of the year.

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