The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was at its highest amount for a Labor Day since 2014 Monday, because of higher oil prices.
A seven-day streak of increases totaling 3.1 cents ended Monday when the average price was unchanged, remaining at $3.658, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 3.1 cents more than one week ago, 1.6 cents higher than one month ago and 51.6 cents greater than one year ago. It has risen 50.8 cents since the start of the year.
The Labor Day price was $3.159 in 2017; $2.728 in 2016; $3.478 in 2015 $3.835 in 2014; $3.864 in 2013; a Labor Day-record $4.713 in 2012 (which analysts attributed to the Aug. 6, 2012, fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, which reduced its refining capacity and the gasoline supply); and $3.958 in 2011, which then was a record.
The Orange County average price was also at its highest amount for a Labor Day since 2014, increasing two-tenths of a cent to $3.602.
The Orange County average price has increased six consecutive days and is 3.4 cents more than one week ago, 1.9 cents higher than one month ago and 47.3 cents greater than one year ago. It has risen 48.6 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County Labor Day price was $3.14 in 2017; $2.711 in 2016; $3.412 in 2015; $3.803 in 2014; $3.837 in 2013; a Labor Day-record $4.155 in 2012; and $3.939 in 2011, which then was a record.
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