Gas Price - Photo courtesy of MNLA staff

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose for the 19th consecutive day Wednesday, increasing 8.5 cents to $5.545.

The average price has increased 29.9 cents over the past 19 days, including 2.6 cents Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 12.7 cents more than one week ago, 20.7 cents higher than one month ago, and $1.144 greater than one year ago.

The average price is 91.7 cents less than the record high of $6.462 set June 14.

The Orange County average price rose 9 cents to $5.52. It is 13.3 cents more than one week ago, 28.1 cents higher than one month ago and $1.163 greater than one year ago.

The Orange County average price has dropped 89 cents since rising to a record $6.41 on June 12.

The national average price rose seven-tenths of a cent Wednesday, ending a streak of 98 days of decreases, to $3.681. It has dropped $1.335 since rising to a record $5.016 on June 14.

The national average price is 2.2 cents less than one week ago and 22.3 cents lower than one month ago, but 48.9 cents more than one year ago.

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