LOS ANGELES – Despite the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rising, prices have remained relatively unchanged around South LA.
With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend gas prices tend to increase to capture the demand of travelers.
“It’s typical to see gas prices move higher as we approach big holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day,” according to Doug Shupe, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
The industry expects high demand now that people will return to traveling post-COVID.
“After three years of the pandemic, the Auto Club anticipates 2.8 million will take road trips Thursday to Monday, but not everyone travels only during that five-day period. Some people hit the roads early and make a longer vacation out of the Memorial Day holiday and that increased demand for gasoline puts upward pressure on prices.”
City News Service contributed to this report.