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 $4.234, one day after increasing four-tenths of a cent.
The average price has risen 38 of the past 41 days, increasing 20.8 cents to its highest amount since Oct. 14, 2019, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 3.7 cents more than one week ago, 14.3 cents higher than one month ago and $1.276 greater than one year ago.
The average price has risen $1.002 since the start of the year, mainly because of a run of 59 increases in 60 days totaling 57.9 cents that ended March 21.
The Orange County average price rose three-tenths of a cent to $4.184, the ninth increase in 10 days. It has risen 4.5 cents over the past 10 days, including six-tenths of a cent Wednesday, to its highest amount since Oct. 15, 2019.
The Orange County average price is 3 cents more than one week ago, 12.1 cents higher than one month ago and $1.258 greater than one year ago. It has risen 97.6 cents since the start of the year, mainly because of a run of 72 increases in 73 days totaling 68.1 cents that ended March 20.
The large price increases from one year ago are the result of significant decreases during the early stage of the coronavirus pandemic, when driving and demand dropped substantially because of stay-at-home orders intended to reduce the spread of the virus.
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