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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.3 cents Wednesday to $3.243, the seventh consecutive increase following a 41-day streak of decreases.

The average price is 11.3 cents more than one week ago but 8.3 cents less than one month ago and $1.057 lower than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The Orange County average price also rose for the seventh consecutive day today following a 41-day streak of decreases, rising 1.7 cents to $3.229, 13.6 cents more than one week ago but 6.7 cents less than one month ago and $1.068 lower than what it was one year ago.

The increasing prices are caused in part by a 30 percent increase in crude oil prices since February, Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service. U.S. crude suppliers have cut back production in response to increased foreign imports, which are less expensive, she said.

— City News Service

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