The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Saturday for the 11th consecutive day and 27th time in the past 28 days, increasing 1.4 cents to $3.46, its highest amount since March 12.
The average price has risen 22.9 cents over the past 28 days, including 1 cent on both Thursday and Friday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 6.9 cents more than one week ago and 23.3 cents higher than one month ago, but 13 cents less than one year ago.
The Orange County average price also rose by 1.4 cents to $3.452, its highest amount since March 9 and the 25th consecutive increase. It is 7.6 cents more than one week ago and 24.6 cents higher than a month ago, but 8.5 cents less than one year ago.
The rising prices are the result of some refinery trouble, the impending switch to summer-blend gasoline and the lifting of the state’s stay-at-home orders that increased demand, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.