The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose one-tenth of a cent Wednesday to $3.201 after dropping six of the previous eight days.
The average price dropped 1.9 cents over the past eight days, including three-tenths of a cent on Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 1.3 cents less than one week ago, 2.3 cents lower than one month ago and 91.6 cents cheaper than one year ago when prices were rising sharply because of diminished supply primarily caused by unplanned maintenance issues at the Chevron and Marathon refineries in Los Angeles County and the absence of imported gasoline.
The average price has decreased 41.4 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price dropped one-tenth of a cent to $3.167, the ninth decrease in 10 days. It has dropped 2.3 cents over the past 10 days, including two-tenths of a cent on Tuesday.
The Orange County average price is 1.5 cents less than one week ago, 3.7 cents lower than one month ago and 92.7 cents cheaper than one year ago. It has decreased 37.8 cents since the start of the year.
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