The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose one-tenth of a cent Friday to $4.403 one day after dropping one-tenth of a cent.
The average price is four-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 2.3 cents higher than one month ago and $1.176 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price has risen $1.171 since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price was unchanged, remaining at $4.366, one day after dropping three-tenths of a cent. It is a half-cent less than one week ago but 1.6 cents more than one month ago and $1.162 higher than one year ago.
The Orange County average price has risen $1.158 since the start of the year.
“After the first weekly price drop of 2021 last month in many areas, local prices rose slightly last week after a brief refinery outage, but so far do not seem to be affected by Hurricane Ida-related issues since no oil or gasoline is supplied to California from Gulf Coast refineries,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
“Price increases all this year mean that Labor Day travelers will be paying the highest prices ever for this holiday.”