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 to $4.382, one day after it was unchanged for a second consecutive day.
The average price has changed by one-tenth of a cent or been unchanged for seven straight days.
It is three-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 4.9 cents higher than one month ago and $1.193 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price has also risen $1.15 since the start of the year.
Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager, attributes the rising costs to a sharp increase in the oil price, and higher demand stemming from more people driving to work.
The Orange County average price rose one-tenth of a cent to $4.348, one day after it dropped a half-cent for its largest daily decrease since May 17.
The Orange County average price is one-tenth of a cent more than one week ago, 5.5 cents higher than one month ago and $1.173 greater than one year ago. It has risen $1.140 since the start of the year to its highest amount since Oct. 24, 2012.
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