The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose for the 26th consecutive day Saturday, increasing three-tenths of a cent to $3.569.
The average price is 3.2 cents more than one week ago, 14.3 cents higher than one month ago and 55.6 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has risen 41.9 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price rose for the 24th time in the past 26 days, increasing three-tenths of a cent to $3.528.
The Orange County average price is 3.2 cents more than one week ago, 13.8 cents higher than one month ago and 53.2 cents greater than one year ago. It has risen 41.2 cents since the start of the year.
The rising prices are the result of declining West Coast gasoline inventories and production, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
“However, those refineries are expected to be up and running at full capacity soon, which should increase supply,” Spring said.
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