Southland gas prices are little changed
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The average price of a gallon of selfserve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Saturday for the second time in 60 days, increasing twotenths of a cent to $3.605.
The average price decreased for 53 consecutive days, rose onetenth of a cent on Sunday and was unchanged Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
It dropped one cent Friday to its lowest amount since Aug. 30.
The average price is 1.7 cents less than one week ago and 19.8 cents lower than one month ago, but 23.8 cents more than one year ago.
The Orange County average price dropped twotenths of a cent to $3.534, its lowest amount since March 25. It is 1.1 cents less than one week ago and 19.4 cents lower than one month ago, but 20.7 cents more than one year ago.
California had the nation’s highest average gas price in 2019, the second time in 20 years it had that distinction.
The only other year California’s average annual price surpassed that of Hawaii was 2015 when an explosion at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance caused major supply issues, said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.