The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Friday for the ninth consecutive day, increasing 1.2 cents to $5.852, one day after rising nine-tenths of a cent.
The average price has risen 7.8 cents over the past nine days following a run of 28 decreases in 30 days totaling 29.6 cents, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 5.4 cents more than one week ago and $1.73 higher than one year ago but 8.8 cents less than one month ago.
The Orange County average price rose for the eighth time in nine days, increasing 1.7 cents to $5.801. It rose four consecutive days, decreased seven-tenths of a cent Monday and resumed increasing Tuesday.
The Orange County average price has risen 9 cents over the past nine days, including four-tenths of a cent Thursday. It is 5.3 cents more than one month ago and $1.714 higher than one year ago but 8.7 cents less than one month ago.
“Gas prices rose throughout the U.S. this past week because of continued supply concerns related to Russian oil,” said Doug Shupe, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
The national average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline rose 12 cents since last Friday to $4.279.