The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.4 cents Sunday to $3.915, the ninth increase in 10 days.
The average price has risen 7.9 cents over the past 10 days, including 1.4 cents on Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 5.4 cents more than one week ago but 6.2 cents less than one month ago and 26.3 cents lower than one year ago,
The Orange County average price rose 1.3 cents today to $3.89, the 10th increase in 11 days. It is 5.8 cents more than one week ago, but 5.8 cents less than one month ago and 26.7 cents lower than one year ago.
The Orange County average price has increased 8.5 cents over the past 11 days, including 1.4 cents on Saturday.
The rising pump prices are caused by increasing oil prices stemming from continued Middle East tension, according to Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
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