LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose four-tenths of a cent today to $4.356, one day after increasing one-tenth of a cent.
The average price is seven-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 8.2 cents higher than one month ago and $1.198 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has risen $1.124 since the start of the year to its highest amount since Oct. 25, 2012, because of a sharp increase in the oil price, and higher demand stemming from more people driving to work, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.
The Orange County average price was unchanged, remaining at $4.317, one day after rising a half-cent. It is two-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 8.3 cents higher than one month ago and $1.174 greater than one year ago. It has risen $1.109 since the start of the year.