The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Wednesday to its highest amount since Nov. 13, increasing 3.6 cents to $3.727.
The average price has risen 24 consecutive days, increasing 36.8 cents, including 1 cent on Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 11.2 cents more than one week ago, 37.3 cents higher than one month ago and 15.4 cents greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price Wednesday rose to its highest amount since Nov. 12, increasing 3.4 cents to $3.679. It has risen 16 consecutive days, increasing 35.7 cents, including nine-tenths of a cent Tuesday.
The Orange County average price is 10.8 cents more than one week ago, 37.3 cents higher than one month ago and 14.8 cents more than one year ago.
The rising prices are the result of refinery problems in Carson and Torrance and increasing oil costs, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
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