LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose four-tenths of a cent today to $3.218, its highest amount since March 24.
The average price has risen three consecutive days, increasing 1.1 cents, including four-tenths of a cent on Wednesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 1 cent more than a week ago and 5.1 cents higher than one month ago but 35 cents less than one year ago. It has decreased 39.7 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price rose a half-cent for the second consecutive day to $3.201, its highest amount since March 23. It is nine-tenths of a cent more than one week ago and 4.5 cents higher than one month ago but 34.8 cents less than one year ago. It has decreased 34.4 cents since the start of the year.
While prices are increasing elsewhere in the nation due to reduction in production stemming from Hurricane Laura, Southern California probably won't be affected because “we aren't connected to that region directly,'' Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager, told City News Service.
“However, Phoenix does receive gasoline from Texas via pipeline. And if there are problems with getting gasoline from the Gulf Coast to Phoenix, the city may look to California refineries to fill the gap," Spring said. “We have seen that happen before and then prices increased in California."
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