The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose two-tenths of a cent Sunday to $3.355, the ninth increase in the past 10 days.
The average price has risen 2.3 cents over the past 10 days, including two-tenths of a cent Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price is 1.4 cents more than one week ago and 5.2 cents higher than one month ago, but 6.9 cents less than one year ago.
The Orange County average price also rose two-tenths of a cent, to $3.315, one day after remaining the same. It is six-tenths of a cent more than one week ago and 4.6 cents higher than one month ago, but 7.2 cents less than one year ago.
“This is just the start of the seasonal increase we usually experience in Southern California due to the switch from winter blend to summer blend gasoline,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
“Air quality requirements mandate that as of April 1, most Southern California regions must start selling summer blend gasoline, which is about 12 cents more expensive per gallon. However, that summer blend is already in the supply pipeline and affecting pump prices.”