The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Wednesday to its 17th record in 20 days, increasing nine-tenths of a cent to $4.796, one day after dropping one-tenth of a cent.

The average price has increased 20 times in 23 days, rising 12.5 cents, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 1.7 cents more than one week ago, 12.5 cents higher than one month ago and $1.131 greater than one year ago.

The daily increase was the largest since a 1.3-cent increase Feb. 5.

The Orange County average price set its 16th record since Feb. 3, increasing 1.2 cents to $4.777. It has increased 11 of the past 13 days, rising 5.5 cents, including one-tenth of a cent both Monday and Tuesday.

The Orange County average price is 2.2 cents more than one week ago, 12.3 cents higher than one month ago and $1.116 greater than one year ago.

The daily increase was the largest since a 1.2-cent increase Feb. 3.

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