California’s gasoline tax takes effect, pump prices rise

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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose eight-tenths of a cent Thursday to $3.164.

The average price is 10.3 cents more than one week ago, 4.5 cents more than one month ago, and 27.2 cents higher than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The Orange County average price rose 1.2 cents Thursday to $3.149. It is 11.9 cents more than one week ago, 6.9 cents more than one month ago, and 26.9 cents higher than one year ago.

A 12-cent-a-gallon state gasoline tax increase went into effect Wednesday.

–City News Service