LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose one-tenth of a cent today, the fourth consecutive day it has changed by one-tenth of a cent.
The average price of $4.381 is 1.6 cents more than one week ago, 5.1 cents higher than one month ago and $1.196 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has risen $1.149 since the start of the year because of a sharp increase in the oil price, and higher demand stemming from 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 three-tenths of a cent to $4.349 after dropping two-tenths of a cent for two consecutive days. It is 1.3 cents more than one week ago, 6.1 cents higher than one month ago and $1.178 greater than one year ago. It has risen $1.141 since the start of the year.
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