LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged today, the fifth consecutive day it has changed by one-tenth of a cent or less.
The average price of $4.381 is 1 cent more than one week ago, 4.6 cents higher than one month ago and $1.192 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 for the second consecutive day to $4.352 after dropping two-tenths of a cent for two consecutive days. It is nine-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 5.7 cents higher than one month ago and $1.178 greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price has risen $1.144 since the start of the year to its highest amount since Oct. 24, 2012.