LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged today, the fourth consecutive day it has changed by one-tenth of a cent or less.
The average price of $4.404 is one-tenth of a cent more than one week ago, 2.4 cents higher than one month ago and $1.17 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price has risen $1.17 since the start of the year. It rose one-tenth of a cent on Friday and Saturday and dropped one-tenth of a cent on Thursday.
The Orange County average price rose four-tenths of a cent to $4.371,one day after rising one-tenth of a cent. It is two-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 2.5 cents higher than one month ago and $1.16 greater than one year ago. It has also risen $1.16 since the start of the year.
``Price increases all this year mean that Labor Day travelers will be paying the highest prices ever for this holiday,'' said Jeffrey Spring, the automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.