LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged today for the second consecutive day, remaining at $4.245, its highest amount since Oct. 10, 2019.
The average price is 1.3 cents more than one week ago, 10 cents higher than one month ago and $1.255 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has risen $1.013 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 was unchanged for the second time in three days, remaining at $4.197. It rose two-tenths of a cent Tuesday to its highest amount since Oct. 14, 2019. It is 1.6 cents more than one week ago, 9 cents higher than one month ago and $1.237 greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price has risen 98.9 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.
Copyright 2021, City News Service, Inc.