The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose two-tenths of a cent Monday to $3.979, its highest amount since Nov. 18, 2019.

The hike came one day after the price was unchanged. The average price is 1.6 cents more than one week ago, 11.7 cents higher than one month ago and $1.025 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price has risen 74.7 cents since the start of the year, mainly because of a run of 59 increases in 60 days totaling 57.9 cents that ended March 21.

The Orange County average price was unchanged for a second straight day, remaining at $3.95, after dropping one-tenth of a cent for two consecutive days. It is 1.2 cents more than one week ago, 9.4 cents higher than one month ago and $1.024 greater than one year ago.

The Orange County average price has risen 74.2 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.

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