LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 13.3 cents today for the second consecutive day, matching its second-largest increase since July 14, 2015.
The average price has risen 16 consecutive days, increasing 99.7 cents to $5.784, its 32nd record in 34 days, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 77 cents more than one week ago, $1.037 higher than one month ago and $1.947 greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price rose 11.3 cents to $5.757, its 31st record in 36 days. It has risen 19 consecutive days, increasing 99.7 cents, including 13 cents Wednesday. It is 76.7 cents more than one week ago, $1.035 higher than one month ago and $1.929 greater than one year ago.
``Stations buying gasoline after 7 p.m. ET will be paying roughly $2,240 less per truckload,'' Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, which provides real-time gas price information from more than 150,000 stations, tweeted Wednesday. ``The increases at the pump could wind down in the next few days unless oil markets reverse.''