Southland gas prices rise again

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.7 cents today to $4.201, the fourth consecutive daily increase of more than 1 cent.

The average price is 5.5 cents more than one week ago, 2.8 cents higher than one month ago and 35.6 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The Orange County average price rose 1.5 cents today to $4.177, also the fourth consecutive daily increase of more than 1 cent. It is 6.1 cents more than one week ago, 2.4 cents higher than one month ago and 36.1 cents greater than one year ago.

The increasing prices are the result of supply issues, stemming from reported increases in West Coast refinery exports to Mexico and the continued closure of the Chevron refinery in Richmond because of a major fire Aug. 6, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Marie Montgomery Nordhues told City News Service.

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