The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose one-tenth of a cent Sunday to $2.917.
The average price is a half-cent more than one week ago but 4.7 cents lower than one month ago and 6 cents lower than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The Orange County average price rose two-tenths of a cent Sunday to $2.883. It is 1.5 cents more than one week ago, 4.7 cents less than one month ago, and 4.5 cents more than one year ago.
“Oil industry analysts say that summer fuel demand has finally started making an impact on supplies and they expect price increases in coming weeks both locally and nationally,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California‘s corporate communications manager.
–City News Service