The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged Saturday, remaining at $4.411, its highest amount of 2021.
The average price has changed by one-tenth of a cent or been unchanged for five consecutive days, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. It is seven-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, nine-tenths of a cent higher than one month ago and $1.21 greater than one year ago.
The average price has risen $1.17 since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price rose three-tenths of a cent to $4.369, two-tenths of a cent less than the 2021 high of $4.371 set Aug. 27. It is 1 cent more than one week ago, three-tenths of a cent higher than one month ago and $1.20 greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price has risen $1.16 since the start of the year.
Refinery problems related to the Sept. 17 earthquake centered in Carson continue to keep Southern California gas prices at a high level at a time when prices customarily decline because of decreased demand following the end of the summer vacation driving season, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.