The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose one-tenth of a cent Wednesday to $4.681 one day after dropping three-tenths of a cent.

The average price is eight-tenths of a cent more than one week ago and $1.442 higher than one year ago but nine-tenths of a cent less than one month ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has dropped 3.5 cents since hitting the record high of $4.716 on Nov. 27.

The Orange County average price rose four-tenths of a cent to $4.653, one day after dropping three-tenths of a cent. It is six-tenths of a cent more than one week ago and $1.435 higher than one year ago but nine-tenths of a cent less than one month ago.

The Orange County average price has dropped 3.6 cents since rising to $4.689 on Nov. 26, one-tenth of a cent less than the record set on Oct. 8, 2012.

“There is a lot of uncertainty about the potential economic impact of the COVID-19 omicron variant. Will it peak quickly and vanish as some hope, or will it linger as others fear?” said Andrew Gross, an AAA national public relations manager. “And we are seeing this reflected at the pump in the form of uneasy price stability.”

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