The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped one-tenth of a cent Thursday to $4.351, one day after remaining unchanged.
The average price is seven-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 9.2 cents higher than one month ago and $1.216 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has risen $1.119 since the start of the year because of a sharp increase in the oil price, and higher demand stemming from 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 one-tenth of a cent to $4.312, one day after dropping four-tenths of a cent. It is seven-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 9.2 cents higher than one month ago and $1.195 greater than one year ago. It has risen $1.104 since the start of the year.
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