End of 25-day streak of lower average gasoline prices in LA County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A 25-day streak of declines in the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County ended Saturday with a half-cent increase to 5,787 $.

The average price fell 28.8 cents during the streak, including four tenths of a cent on Friday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. The average price rose $1.283 to a record high of $6.07 during a 32-day streak of increases that ended on March 27, two days before the streak of declines.

The streak was the longest since a 59-day streak from March 2 to April 29, 2020, totaling 72.3 cents at the start of the coronavirus pandemic when stay-at-home orders dropped demand sharply.

The average price is 2 cents lower than a week ago and 23.4 cents lower than a month ago, but $1,761 higher than a year ago.

Orange County’s average price rose two tenths of a cent to $5.728, a day after ending a 21-day streak of 30.3 cents. That’s 3.8 cents less than a week ago and 24.8 cents less than a month ago, but $1,732 more than a year ago.

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