Seventh increase in nine days
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County by midweek had recorded its largest increase since March 3, rising 2.1 cents to $4.888, increasing for the seventh time in nine days.
The average price has risen 3.7 cents over the past eight days and 3.4 cents over the past week, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. However, it is 4.4 cents less than one month ago and $1.091 lower than one year ago and has dropped $1.606 since rising to a record $6.494 on Oct. 5.
The Orange County average price recorded its largest increase since March 2 today, rising 2.3 cents to $4.854, its sixth increase in eight days. It has increased 5.2 cents over the past eight days, including one-tenth of a cent by Monday, and 4.3 cents about two weeks ago.
However, the Orange County average price is 4.9 cents less than one month ago and $1.076 lower than one year ago and has dropped $1.605 since rising to a record $6.459 on Oct. 5.
The national average price rose one-tenth of a cent for the second consecutive day to $3.507. It has increased 7.2 cents over the past seven days and is 10.8 cents more than one month ago.
However, the national average price is 68.2 cents less than one year ago and has dropped $1.509 since rising to a record $5.016 on June 14.