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

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged Tuesday, remaining at $4.358 after rising one-tenth of a cent each of the past two days.

The average price is six-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 5.7 cents higher than one month ago and $1.191 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has changed by two-tenths of a cent or less eight of the past nine days.

The average price has risen $1.126 since the start of the year because of a sharp increase in the oil price, and higher demand stemming from more people driving to work, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

The Orange County average price rose three-tenths of a cent to $4.322, one day after dropping two-tenths of a cent. It is seven-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 6.4 cents higher than one month ago and $1.166 greater than one year ago. It has risen $1.114 since the start of the year to its highest amount since Oct. 25, 2012.

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