Democrats have been cheering as gasoline prices have fallen slightly after their historic increases under Joe Biden. But that trend looks like it may be reversing, with LA leading the charge with record high gas prices. Tim Pulliam reports for KABC in LA:
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose seven-tenths of a cent to a record $6.466 Monday, topping the previous high of $6.462 set June 14.
The average price has risen 31 consecutive days, increasing $1.22, including 1 cent Sunday and 15.3 cents Thursday, the largest daily increase since the record 19.2-cent hike on Oct. 5, 2012, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The increases Sunday and Monday are the smallest since a half-cent increase Sept. 19.
The average price is 62.6 cents more than one week ago, $1.202 higher than one month ago and $2.05 greater than one year ago.
The streak of increases follows a run of 78 decreases in 80 days totaling $1.216 that began June 15, one day after the average price rose to a record $6.462.
The Orange County average price rose one-tenth of a cent to $6.423, one day after dropping seven-tenths of a cent. It rose 4.3 cents Saturday to a record $6.429, topping the previous high of $6.41 set June 12.
Of course, the reason California’s gasoline prices are so much higher than those in the rest of America is that California imposes a number of additional rules on its gasoline suppliers.
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