The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose four-tenths of a cent Saturday to $3.115, its highest amount since March 30.

The average price is 2.2 cents more than one week ago and 10.9 cents higher than one month ago, but 66.6 cents less than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The Orange County average price rose a half-cent to $3.096, its highest amount since March 29. The Orange County average price is 2.1 cents more than one week ago and 12.3 cents higher than one month ago, but 62.9 cents less than one year ago.

A factor in the current round of increases is the 3.2-cent increase in the gasoline tax that went into effect July 1.

“With the Independence Day weekend behind us, we could see pump prices begin to stabilize as fewer drivers take road trips this week,” said Doug Shupe, a corporate communications & programs manager with the Automobile Club of Southern California.

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