The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose two-tenths of a cent Friday to $3.761, one day after increasing one-tenth of a cent.
The average price is at its highest amount since Aug. 20, 2015, and 1.3 cents more than one week ago, 11.5 cents higher than one month ago and 69.2 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has risen 61.1 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price rose a half-cent Friday to $3.733, one day after increasing two-tenths of a cent. It is at its highest amount since Aug. 20, 2015 and 2 cents more than one week ago, 12.6 cents higher than one month ago and 67.6 cents greater than one year ago. It has risen 61.7 cents since the start of the year.
“Wholesale gas prices have retreated slightly from their 52-week high point reached on May 10, but so far that hasn’t been enough to push down prices at the pump,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.