LOS ANGELES – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose to its highest amount since March 9 Thursday, increasing 1.7 cents to $4.955, one day after rising six-tenths of a cent to end a run of four decreases in five days totaling 2.2 cents.
The average price is one-tenth of a cent more than one week ago and 9 cents higher than one month ago but $1.459 less than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. It has dropped $1.539 since rising to a record $6.494 on Oct. 5.
The Orange County average price rose to its highest amount since April 20, increasing 2.3 cents to $4.903, one day after a six-day streak of decreases totaling 3.8 cents ended with an increase of three-tenths of a cent. It is 1 cent less than one week ago and $1.48 lower then one year ago but 10.2 cents more than one month ago.
The Orange County average price has dropped $1.556 since rising to a record $6.459 on Oct. 5.
The national average price rose for the second consecutive day following an eight-day streak of decreases totaling 3.7 cents, increasing 1.1 cents to $3.564. It is 1 cent less than one week ago and $1.391 lower than one year ago but 2.7 cents more than one month ago.
The national average price has dropped $1.452 since rising to a record $5.016 on June 14.