The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Tuesday for the 11th consecutive day, increasing 2.2 cents to $2.706.
The average price has risen 24.7 cents over the past 11 days, including 1.4 cents on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 21.2 cents more than one week ago and 7.1 cents higher than one month ago, but 99.6 cents less than one year ago thanks to 24 decreases in the 25 days immediately before the current string of increases began.
The 11-day streak of increases is the longest since a 13-day streak from April 4-16 last year.
The Orange County average price also rose for the 11th consecutive day, increasing 2.6 cents to $2.695.
The Orange County average price has risen 26.3 cents over the past 11 days, including nine-tenths of a cent on Monday. It is 22.2 cents higher than one week ago and 8.7 cents more than one month ago. However, it is 99.7 cents lower than one year ago thanks to 23 decreases in 24 days immediately before the current string of increases began.
The 11-day streak of increases is the longest since an 18-day streak from March 31-April 17 last year.
The rising pump prices are caused by a sharp increase in the wholesale price “likely on news of a strike at the Tesoro refinery in Carson,” said Jeffrey Spring, the corporate communications manager of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
— City News Service