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Labor Day Weekend Gas Prices Climb Again

The average cost in Los Angeles County is the highest since June 7.

We're in the midst of the Labor Day weekend, the last travel rush of the summer. And the price of gasoline is up yet again.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Sunday for the 10th consecutive day, increasing four-tenths of a cent to $4.173, its highest amount since June 7.

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The average price is 3.8 cents more than one week ago, 32 cents higher than one month ago and 26.9 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price has risen 5.4 cents during the 10-day streak of increases, including three-tenths of a cent on Saturday.

The Orange County average price rose Sunday for the 11th consecutive day, increasing three-tenths of a cent to $4.153, its highest amount since June 6. It is 3.9 cents more than a week ago, 31.7 cents higher than one month ago and 26.2 cents greater than one year ago.

The Orange County average price has risen 5.8 cents during the 11-day streak of increases, including seven-tenths of a cent on Saturday.

Maggie Freed September 03, 2012 at 04:38 PM
and for some reason, oil and gas companies get massive subsidies and tax breaks! Why?
Maggie Freed September 03, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Oh, I know gas prices are set by OPEC, but how this all works is a mystery to me! I support public transport!

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