The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose one-tenth of a cent Saturday to $4.349, one day after increasing four-tenths of a cent.
The average price is 1 cent more than one week ago, 9.8 cents higher than one month ago and $1.218 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has increased $1.117 since the start of the year to its highest amount since Oct. 25, 2012, because of a sharp increase in the oil price and increased demand due to more people driving to work, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
The Orange County average price rose for the seventh time in eight days, increasing a half-cent to $4.315. It has increased 2.2 cents over the past eight days, including a half-cent on Friday.
The Orange County average price is 1.8 cents more than one week ago, 11.1 cents higher than one month ago and $1.198 greater than one year ago. It has risen $1.107 since the start of the year to its highest amount since April 30, 2014.
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