LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 10th consecutive day and 26th time in 27 days, increasing 1 cent to $3.446, its highest amount since March 13.
The average price has risen 21.5 cents over the past 27 days, including 1 cent on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 7.2 cents more than one week ago and 22.3 cents higher than one month ago but 14.8 cents less than one year ago.
The Orange County average price rose for the 24th consecutive day to its highest amount since March 10, increasing 1.8 cents to $3.438. It has risen 22 cents over the past 24 days, including nine-tenths of a cent on Thursday. It is 7.7 cents more than one week ago and 23.2 cents higher than a month ago but 10.1 cents less than one year ago.
The rising prices are the result of some refinery trouble, the impending switch to summer-blend gasoline and the lifting of the state's stay-at-home orders that increased demand, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.
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