The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dipped Monday by one-tenth of a cent to $3.946 — ending a three-day run of hikes, including a half-cent increase on Sunday.

The average price is still at its highest level since Nov. 21, 2019. It is two cents more than one week ago, 20.1 cents higher than one month ago and 81.1 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

It has risen 71.4 cents since the start of the year, mainly because of a run of 59 increases in 60 days totaling 57.9 cents that ended last Sunday with a decrease of one-tenth of a cent.

The Orange County average price dropped by two-tenths of a cent, one day after increasing by that amount — landing at $3.922, its highest amount since Nov. 18, 2019. It is 1.4 cents more than one week ago, 19.4 cents higher than one month ago and 82.4 cents greater than one year ago.

The Orange County average price has risen 71.4 cents since the start of the year, mainly because of a run of 72 increases in 73 days totaling 68.1 cents that ended March 20 with a decrease of two-tenths of a cent.

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