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Gas Prices Breach the $4 Mark in L.A. County

The rising prices have been attributed to the start of production of the more expensive summer blend of gasoline.

Gas prices climbed past the $4 mark in Los Angeles County. Patch file photo.
Gas prices climbed past the $4 mark in Los Angeles County. Patch file photo.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County reached the $4 mark today for the first time since Sept. 24, increasing 2.4 cents to $4.

The average price has increased 22 of the past 23 days and is 4.6 cents more than one week ago and 27.2 cents higher than one month ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The average price is 24.5 cents less than one year ago.

The average price has reached $4 in one other region in the state, San Luis Obispo County, where it is $4.038.

The rising prices have been attributed to the start of production of the more expensive summer blend of gasoline, causing supplies of winter blend gasoline to drop.

--City News Service


George Vreeland Hill March 12, 2014 at 02:43 PM
I wonder if prices will hit the five dollar mark here in Beverly Hills.
norman halvorsen March 12, 2014 at 05:17 PM
maintenance, change to summer blend. Had a father-in-law in charge of a Gulf refinery in Santa Fa Sprngs. There were many refineries in the 70's and 80's. Now there are fewer refineries to process gas. A good way to keep cost of gas high. One refinery has a problem gas price goes up. So with the billions oil companys make, how about building more refineries to so when one goes down there are enough to keep up the supply. That will never happen, to much money to be made making a gas shortage.
Robert Lia March 13, 2014 at 03:00 PM
I don't know where you buy your gas, but prices have been over $4 a gallon for weeks.
Penny Arévalo March 13, 2014 at 03:01 PM
It's an average, so of course there will places that are higher and places (Costco anyone?) that will be lower.

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