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 $4.33, one day after increasing a half-cent.
The average price has increased 20 of the past 22 days, rising 8.4 cents to its highest amount since Oct. 25, 2012, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 2.6 cents more than one week ago, 8.9 cents higher than one month ago and $1.236 greater than one year ago.
The average price has increased $1.098 since the start of the year because of a sharp increase in the oil price and increased demand due to more people driving to work, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.
The Orange County average price rose four-tenths of a cent to $4.288, one day after a run of 13 increases in 15 days totaling 8.3 cents ended when it dropped two-tenths of a cent.
The Orange County average price is 2.3 cents more than one week ago, 9.3 cents higher than one month ago and $1.209 greater than one year ago. It has risen $1.08 since the start of the year to its highest amount since May 6, 2014.
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