The average price of a gallon of self-service regular gasoline in Los Angeles County moved within four-tenths of a cent of its record-high Sunday, rising three-tenths of a cent to $ 4,701.
The average price has risen 12 days in a row and 14 of the last 15, up 11.2 cents, including seven tenths of a cent on Saturday, according to figures from AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. That’s 3.6 cents more than a week ago, 16.6 cents higher than a month ago and $ 1,558 higher than a year ago.
The record price is $ 4,705, set for October 9, 2012.
The state of California reached its record high price early last week, at $ 4.68 for a gallon of plain lead-free.
The average price in Orange County moved within 1.9 cents of its highest level ever, rising one-tenth of a cent to $ 4,671. It has risen 13 days in a row and rose 12.6 cents, including half a cent both Friday and Saturday.
The average price in Orange County is 4.1 cents higher than a week ago, 16.7 cents higher than a month ago and $ 1,558 higher than a year ago.
The Orange County record is $ 4.69, set for October 8, 2012.
“We’re still seeing rising gas prices in Southern California as a result of the region’s refinery problems and that they’re trying to fill the refineries in the north,” where heavy rains last month affected production, Jeffrey Spring, Automobile Club of Southern California Corporate Communications Manager , told the City News Service.