The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was at its highest amount on Independence Day since 2014 Thursday following its seventh consecutive daily increase.
The average price rose four-tenths of a cent Thursday to $3.809, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has increased 8.2 cents over the past seven days, including 1.5 cents on Wednesday. A 5.6-cent per gallon tax increase for road and mass transit programs went into effect Monday.
The average price is 13.9 cents more than one year ago but 10.8 cents less than one month ago.
The streak of increases follow a run of 51 decreases in 58 days to the lowest average price since April 2.
The Orange County average price was also at its highest amount on Independence Day since 2014, despite the end of a nine-day streak of increases with a drop of one-tenth of a cent to $3.758. The average price rose 8.7 cents over the previous nine days, including 1.2 cents on Wednesday.
The Orange County average price is 7.9 cents more than one week ago and 14.3 cents higher than one year ago but 13.1 cents less than one month ago.
The streak of increases followed a run of 46 decreases in 48 days to its lowest amount since April 2.
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