The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County fell two-tenths of a cent Sunday to $3.072, one day after increasing by the same amount.
The average price is 1.2 cents more than a week ago and 13.6 cents higher than a month ago, but 67.2 cents less than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The Orange County average price fell one-tenth of a cent to $3.058, one day after increasing two-tenths of a cent. It is 2.4 cents more than one week ago and 15.7 cents higher than one month ago, but 64.4 cents less than one year ago.
Before the last few days, prices in both counties had gone weeks with almost uninterrupted increases. The rising prices were the result of increased demand and higher crude oil prices, according to Marie Montgomery, a public relations specialist with the Automobile Club of Southern California.
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