LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 13th consecutive day and 29th time in the past 30 days, increasing four-tenths of a cent to $3.472, its highest amount since March 11.
The average price has risen 24.1 cents over the past 30 days, including eight-tenths of a cent on Sunday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is seven cents more than one week ago and 23.8 cents higher than one month ago, but 11.4 cents less than one year ago.
The Orange County average price inched up one-tenth of a cent to $3.454, its highest amount since March 9 and the 27th consecutive daily increase. It is 7.1 cents more than one week ago and 23.8 cents higher than a month ago, but eight 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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