Average Gas Prices Continue to Rise

Increase due to low production levels at Southern California refineries.

The average price of gasoline now stands at $4.28 in Los Angeles County, steadily rising since the beginning of 2013.  

Prices increased 53.8 cents in the past 25 days in Los Angeles County and are now the highest in the state. Gas is still below its highest recorded average of $4.70 registered on Oct. 9, 2012, according to AAA.

In Marina del Rey, the lowest price for regular gasoline as of Sunday was $4.19 at United Oil, located at 811 Washington Blvd., according to Gas Buddy.

The average county price is 12.6 cents more than one week ago, 55.2 cents higher than one month ago and 25.2 cents greater than one year ago. 

The increasing prices are the result of reduced supplies caused by low levels of production in Southern California stemming from refinery maintenance, according to Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.


City News Service contributed to this report.

John hacker February 20, 2013 at 07:45 AM
The increased price is caused by the greed of the monsters that run our lives. These monsters that feed your children to their war machine. Their greed is boundless and absolute. The word compassion has no meaning to them. They would sell their mothers blood for a profit. Keep watching American idol and the Grammys, sheep.


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