The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose two-tenths of a cent Saturday to $3.873, ending a streak of four consecutive decreases.
The average price is eight-tenths of a cent less than one week ago, but 20.2 cents more than one month ago and 81.9 cents more than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has risen 72.3 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price rose four-tenths of a cent Saturday to $3.821, ending a streak of five consecutive decreases. It is 1 cent less than one week ago but 20.5 cents more than month ago and 80.4 cents higher than one year ago. The Orange County average price has risen 70.5 cents since the start of the year.
“Refinery issues in California and Washington have been resolved, but the effects of those issues continue to keep prices high,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
“However, we could see some price relief in the coming weeks. California gas stations will be allowed to start selling winter blend gasoline on Nov. 1, which is about 12 cents a gallon cheaper to produce than the summer blend currently being sold.”
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