The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 6.7 cents Thursday to $3.858, its largest daily increase since July 15.
The sharp increase comes a day after a 26-day streak of decreases ended with a decrease of two-tenths of a cent, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price decreased 51.3 cents during the streak.
Despite the back-to-back increases, the average price is 5.8 cents less than one week ago, 19.5 cents lower then one month ago and 3.5 cents below what it was one year ago.
The Orange County average price rose 6.3 cents to $3.823, its largest increase since July 15. A 26-day streak of decreases ended Wednesday with an increase of nine-tenths of a cent.
The Orange County average price is 6.3 cents less than one week ago, 19.6 cents lower then one month ago and 4.3 cents below what it was one year ago.
—City News Service