The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County recorded its second-largest increase since July 14, 2015, Wednesday, rising 13.3 cents to $5.651, its 31st record in 33 days.
The average price has risen 15 consecutive days, increasing 86.4 cents, including 8.9 cents Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 72.3 cents more than one week ago, 90.5 cents higher than one month ago and $1.827 greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price rose 13 cents to $5.644, its 30th record in 35 days. It has risen 18 consecutive days, increasing 88.4 cents, including 8.8 cents Tuesday. It is 74 cents more than one week ago, 91.6 cents higher than one month ago and $1.827 greater than one year ago.
“The situation at the pump is awful, but Americans have the power to reduce consumption and lower price,” tweeted Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, which provides real-time gas price information from more than 150,000 stations.