The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County surpassed $6 for the first time since April 1 on Sunday, increasing 3.8 cents to $6.013.
It rose again on Monday, another 1.7 cents to an average $6.03 per gallon.
The average price has risen for 19 consecutive days, increasing 23.9 cents by Sunday, including 5.6 cents Saturday, its largest increase since March 19, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
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The average price on Monday was 15.5 cents more than one week ago, 22.1 cents higher than one month ago and $1.860 higher than one year ago.
The Orange County average price rose to its highest amount since March 30 on Sunday, increasing 5.3 cents to $5.997. It has increased 18 of the past 19 days.
As of Monday, the average price in OC sat at $6.01 per gallon.
Here is the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in counties across SoCal, according to AAA on Monday morning:
- Los Angeles County: $6.030
- Orange County: $6.014
- Ventura County: $6.027
- San Bernardino County: $5.928
- Riverside County: $5.923
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in California, according to AAA on Monday, is $5.983.
The national average on Monday is $4.483.
Crude oil prices already were high largely because many countries are refusing to buy Russian oil due to the invasion of Ukraine. As the country heads into peak driving season and demand is up, prices are rising again.