The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Saturday for the ninth time in 10 days, increasing a half-cent to $2.914.
The average price has risen 5.5 cents over the past 10 days, including a half-cent on Friday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 4.7 cents more than a week ago and 5.4 cents higher than a month ago but $1.096 less than one year ago. It has decreased 70.1 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price rose for the 18th consecutive day, increasing 1 cent to $2.881. It has risen 11.1 cents over the past 18 days, including seven-tenths of a cent on Friday, after dropping 68 of the previous 70 days to its lowest amount since Dec. 28, 2016, decreasing 74.9 cents.
The Orange County average price is 4.7 cents more than one week ago and 5.1 cents higher than one month ago but $1.099 less than one year ago. It has dropped 66.4 cents since the start of the year.
The increasing prices reflect “the fact that more people are driving than a month ago,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
“As the state continues to gradually open the economy, we can expect to see gas prices continue to rise.”
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