Average L.A. County Gas Price Rises For 13th Time in 16 Days


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 13th time in 16 days, increasing a half-cent to $3.972, its highest amount since Nov. 20, 2019.

The average price has increased 4.8 cents over the past 16 days, including four-tenths of a cent on Wednesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 1.9 cents more than one week ago, 15.9 cents higher than one month ago and 97.1 cents greater than one year ago.

The average price has risen 74 cents since the start of the year, mainly because of a run of 59 increases in 60 days totaling 57.9 cents that ended March 21.

The Orange County average price rose for the fifth time in six days, increasing a half-cent to $3.952, its highest amount since Nov. 16, 2019. It is 1.6 cents more than one week ago, 14.6 cents higher than one month ago and 97.9 cents greater than one year ago.

The Orange County average price has risen 74.4 cents since the start of the year, mainly because of a run of 72 increases in 73 days totaling 68.1 cents that ended March 20.

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