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Los Angeles Gas Prices Have Risen For the 22nd Consecutive Day

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LOS ANGELES (CBS)— The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today for the 22nd consecutive day.

The average price increased nine-tenths of a cent to $4.193, the highest since Aug. 6, 2008.  According to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service, that’s 8.9 cents higher than a week ago, 23 cents above what it was one month ago and $1.093 greater than it was one year ago but still 43.3 cents less than the record high of $4.626 set back in June 2008.

The Orange County average price also rose for the 22nd consecutive day, increasing eight-tenths of a cent today to $4.178, the most since Aug. 3, 2008.

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