The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose to its highest amount since Sept. 29 today, increasing a half-cent to $3.942.
The average price has risen 15 consecutive days and 32 of the past 33 and is 7.1 cents more than one week ago and 31.7 cents higher than one month ago but 35.8 cents less than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has risen 33.5 cents over the past 33 days, including three-tenths of a cent on Monday.
The rising prices are the result of the annual refinery maintenance season when supplies of winter blend gasoline drop as refineries start production of the more expensive summer blend, according to Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
--City News Service