Little change to Southland gas prices

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged today, remaining at $4.176, one day after falling one-tenth of a cent.

The average price has not changed by more than two-tenths of a cent for 10 consecutive days, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is one-tenth of a cent more than one week ago, 8.7 cents higher than one month ago and 21 cents greater than one year ago.

The Orange County average price fell two-tenths of a cent to $4.153 today, one day after falling one-tenth of a cent. It is two-tenths of a cent less than one week ago, but 8 cents more than one month ago and 21.2 cents higher than one year ago.

The Orange County average price has also not changed by more than two- tenths of a cent for 10 consecutive days.

“Many other parts of the country experienced a price spike because of Hurricane Isaac, but not Southern California because our gas does not come from the Gulf” of Mexico, Marie Montgomery Nordhues told City News Service.

“Basically, we are remaining at these relatively high prices because the Richmond fire continues to affect our supplies, but at least at the moment, it’s not rising any more.”

An Aug. 6 fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond reduced its refining capacity and the supply of gasoline.

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