The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was at its second-lowest amount on Christmas since 2010, despite eight consecutive daily increases totaling 24.9 cents.
The average price rose 4.1 cents Friday to $2.999, its highest amount since Oct. 15, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 23.1 cents more than one week ago, 19.5 cents higher than one month ago and 28.1 cents greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price was also at its second-lowest amount on Christmas since 2010, at $3. This is the first time it has reached the $3 mark since Oct. 2.
The Orange County average price has risen nine consecutive days, including 3.6 cents Friday. It is 24.4 cents more than one week ago, 23.6 cents higher than one month ago and 31.8 cents greater than one year ago.
“While the rest of the country is enjoying the lowest gas prices since 2009, Southern California is once again experiencing local supply problems reportedly due to unplanned maintenance at the Tesoro refineries in Wilmington and Carson as well as one in Northern California and one in Washington state that supplies California,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
—City News Service
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