The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged Wednesday for the second consecutive day, remaining at $4.358.
The average price is six-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 5.6 cents higher than one month ago and $1.191 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has changed by two-tenths of a cent or less nine of the past 10 days.
The average price has risen $1.126 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 six-tenths of a cent to $4.328, one day after rising three-tenths of a cent. It is 1.7 cents more than one week ago, 6.7 cents higher than one month ago and $1.168 greater than one year ago. It has risen $1.12 since the start of the year to its highest amount since Oct. 24, 2012.
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