Gas Prices Continue To Rise In Southern California

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline rose Sunday for the eighteenth consecutive day in Los Angeles County.

Figures provided by AAA and Oil Price Information Service show that the average price is $4.144. That’s 7.7 cents higher than a week ago, 21.5 cents above what it was one month ago and $1.046 greater than it was one year ago. In fact, it’s the highest since Aug. 8, 2008.

The good news?

It’s still 48.2 cents less than the record high of $4.626 set on June 21, 2008.

In Orange County, the average price also increased seven tenths of a cent to $4.133, the highest since Aug. 6, 2008.

The Orange County average price is 7.5 cents more than a week ago, 22.2 cents higher than one month ago and $1.038 above what it was one year ago. It’s still 46.5 cents less than the record high of $4.598 set on June 19, 2008.

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  1. run4lov says:

    Nationalize the oil industry. Why do I have to pay for over 300 executives making over$100 million a year, poluting the environment, and lying about where our oil is being shipped to in order to keep prices skyrocketing. Hell I mise well have voted Republican. Almost the same thing. Only difference is my insurance premiums went down over $200 a month.

  2. drozone69 says:

    welcome to the American nightmare.Stuff millions of immigrants into USA and then Tax the hell out of them.We have a pollution problem and the only fix in sight is to make it to expensive for anyone earning 10 dollars or less an hour.They will be forced onto a dilapidated transit system.In the not so distant future only rich people will be afforded the right to burn gas.

  3. ILLEGALS says:

    HIGHER GAS PRICES = SLIGHTLY LESS TRAFFIC!!

  4. Stacey says:

    High gas prices is why USA is at WAR!!!!! it’s proven more & more difficult to drill for OIL & OIL is becoming scarce. We don’t even have the technology to drill for OIL that’s why we’re paying BP to drill Offshores.

    US Government rather fund NASA to look for other planets & alien life rather than invest in OIL technologies or alternative fuels. Wasted $$$$ on Welfare & Medi-Cal.

  5. SIMPLY POLITICS & GREED says:

    High Fuel prices is purely GREED & POLITICAL. CHINA wanted to buy Unocal 76 a few years back for $20 BILLIONS but US CONGRESS OBJECTED & it was SOLD to CHEVRON for $18 BILLIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Surely the politicians who was involve in this deal got paid big time by OIL EXECS!!!!!

    Just imagine if CHINA bought Unocal 76??? We probably enjoy cheaper GAS a long time ago.

  6. SIMPLY POLITICS & GREED says:

    High Fuel prices is purely GREED & POLITICAL. CHINA wanted to buy Unocal 76 a few years back for $20 BILLIONS but US CONGRESS OBJECTED & it was SOLD to CHEVRON for $18 BILLIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Surely the politicians who was involve in this deal got paid big time by OIL EXECS!!!!!

    Just imagine if CHINA bought Unocal 76??? We probably enjoy cheaper GAS a long time ago.

  7. Dan says:

    It’s simply supply and demand…

    Drive hybrids and put pressure on the government and auto manufacturers to get electric cars up to speed.

  8. SIMPLY POLITICS & GREED says:

    it is true that China bought it’s OIL from enemies of the USA. Countries such as IRAN & LIBYA & SYRIA & VENEZUELA, the list goes on & on.. IF Unocal 76 was sold to China, i’ll bet GAS prices could be slash by at least 1/2.

    That is why it’s no longer efficient to do business in the USA, that some corporations moved overseas coz of rising OIL, Healthcare, Pension, Polution activists, regulations, Wages, etc..

  9. Hybrid is More Costly says:

    Electric cars or Hybrid cars can be costly to maintain & repair. Like ANY rechargeable batteries or any Batteries, there is a Life. The LIFE of any rechargeable batteries is roughly 300-1,000 charges or if lucky 5-10 years life.

    Even the longest car batteries made to last 3-10 years & it’s primary function is ONLY to keep memory of clocks, radio, etc…

    And the price of a Hybrid is about $5,000-$10,000 more than regular gas cars of the same make/model.

    Like any cars, after 10-15 years, you’ll start having problems anyways.

  10. Corrupt Government says:

    if China bought UNOCAL 76, we probably see a bunch of UNOCAL 76 popping up everywhere like 99 cents stores & Dollar tree stores.
    😀

  11. Corrupt US Government says:

    i meant to say Corrupt US Government for my previous screen name.
    😀

  12. Rev Scrub Hansen says:

    Why doesn’t our corrupt Govt. reigh in the oil companies?? they are all paid off!!
    why does more of our Alaska oil go to Japan than even comes down to the lower 48 states?? I don’t believe one word about anything that our corrupt govt says about anything!!! every politician should be fired….

  13. Everyday Guy says:

    Your man-child president doesn’t care. When asked last week about gas prices, he simply retorted for the person to trade in his car on a hybrid. An out of touch ignorant good that doesn’t care about us little people. So, as I have asked before, how’s that hope and change working out>

  14. Everyday Guy says:

    I meant to day that out of touch ignorant goon. Darn small key pad. Obama is the worst president ever. Good riddance on january 20, 2013.

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