LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average prices of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles and Orange counties rose today to their highest amounts since Oct. 23, 2012, with further increases expected.
The Los Angeles County average price rose half a cent, a day after rising four-tenths of a cent, to $4.431, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. It is 2.1 cents more than one week ago, 2.4 cents higher than one month ago and $1.231 greater than one year ago.
The average price has risen $1.195 since the start of the year because of higher oil prices and increased demand for gasoline following the end ofpandemic-related restrictions.
The Orange County average price rose four-tenths of a cent to $4.399. It is 3.1 cents more than one week ago, 3.4 cents higher than one month ago and $1.234 greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price has risen $1.183 since the start of the year.
The Los Angeles County record gas price is $4.705, set Oct. 9, 2012. The Orange County record is $4.69, set Oct. 8, 2012.
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