Gas pump with prices
Gas pump. Photo credit: Alexander Nguyen

There’s some good news Tuesday about gas prices, and some bad news.

The good news is that the average price of fuel is about 28 cents a gallon less now than a year ago.

But that may not make for such great holiday cheer right now.

The bad news is the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose one-tenth of a cent Tuesday to $2.744, the fifth consecutive increase.

The average price is 2.6 cents more than one week ago and 1.1 cents greater than one month ago but 28.2 cents less than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price has increased 2.5 cents over the past five days, including six-tenths of a cent on Monday.

The Orange County average price rose three-tenths of a cent Tuesday to $2.744, the fifth consecutive increase.

The Orange County average price is 3 cents more than one week ago and 3.4 cents higher than one month ago but 28.3 cents less than one year ago.

The Orange County average price has increased 3.2 cents over the past five days, including two-tenths of a cent on Monday.

—City News Service

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