The average prices for regular self-serve gas in Los Angeles County have risen to $4.52 per gallon, nearing the all-time record set in 2012.

Average gas prices have risen for nine consecutive days, an increase of 8.4 cents per gallon, and are a few cents away from the county’s high of $4.705 per gallon on Oct. 9, 2012, according to data recorded by the American Automobile Association.

The Los Angeles County gas prices are more than a dollar higher than the U.S. average of $3.36, although the national average also increased over the past month by 17 cents.

Further north, in the Monterey County town of Gorda, a gas station saw its price for regular gas hit $7.59 per gallon, Thursday, although the particular gas station is known for its significantly higher prices and has seen higher than average in the past. In the rest of Monterey County, the average price is only $4.49, about $3 less than the gas station’s prices.

Neighboring Orange County has also seen an increase in its average prices for regular gas and as of Thursday, sits at $4.50 per gallon.

Even with L.A. County nearing its record highs, it is still below the California average of $4.53. In comparison, the state with the lowest average of regular self-serve has is Oklahoma, with a current average of $3.00 per gallon.

The price of crude oil has increased by 134% since the end of October 2020.


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