May 6, 2020

Average L.A. County gas price rises for first time since Feb. 26

Average L.A. County gas price rises for first time since Feb. 26


GLENDALE, UNITED STATES: Gas prices are displayed on a sign at a Shell Station in Glendale California, 26 March 2004. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose for the first time since Feb. 26, increasing three-tenths of a cent to $2.825.

The average price dropped 65 times and was unchanged four times since the one-tenth of a cent increase on Feb. 26, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It had decreased 74.5 cents over the previous 69 days, including six-tenths of a cent on Tuesday.

The average price is nine-tenths of a cent less than a week ago, 20.6 cents lower than a month ago and $1.295 below what it was one year ago. It has decreased 79 cents since the start of the year.

A 59-day streak of decreases totaling 72.3 cents ended Thursday when the average price was unchanged. The average price then dropped four-tenths of a cent on Friday and two-tenths of a cent on Saturday and was unchanged on Sunday and Monday.

The Orange County average price rose four-tenths of a cent to $2.774, its first increase of more than one-tenth of a cent since Feb. 15 when it rose nine-tenths of a cent.

The Orange County average price had dropped 68 of the previous 70 days to its lowest amount since Dec. 28, 2016, decreasing 74.9 cents. It increased one-tenth of a cent April 19 and Monday.

The Orange County average price is 2.7 cents less than one week ago, 23.7 cents lower than one month ago and $1.321 below what it was one year ago. It has dropped 77.1 cents since the start of the year.

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