LOS ANGELES – Although the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Saturday to its highest amount since Dec. 11, prices remain fairly unchanged around Inglewood and South Los Angeles.
Gas at Arco stations around South LA and Inglewood remain around $4.09 per gallon for regular grade fuel while in nearby Athens/Westmont area of unincorporated Los Angeles County, a regular gallon of gas has remained at $3.99 per gallon for weeks.
The average price has risen five of the past six days, increasing 8.1 cents, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 7.9 cents more than one week ago and 11.2 cents higher than one month ago, but 8 cents less than one year ago.
The average price has dropped $1.853 since rising to a record $6.494 on Oct. 5.
The national average price fell for the seventh consecutive day following a 17-day streak of increases, dropping nine-tenths of a cent to $3.482. It is 2.8 cents less than one week ago but 22.2 cents more than one month ago and 5.9 cents higher than one year ago.
The national average price rose 24.3 cents during the 17-day streak of increases. It has dropped $1.534 since rising to a record $5.016 on June 14.
City News Service contributed to this report.