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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Comments (13)
  1. DJ says:

    I would love to have paid the average price today. My fill-up today in Orange County was at $4.26 per gallon.

    1. Saber 1 says:

      NOBAMA blamed Bush for gas prices going up/ Now the left wingers spin the story that gas prices are up because people will ride bikes or public transportation. It is NOBAMAs fault.

  2. Tony says:

    Keep us down…F the economy!!! We are doomed!!!

  3. Brad Pilz says:

    Its truly unreal.. We are in more trouble than you can imagine, good job obama

    1. B. Griffin says:

      As if Obama is causing this… you’re ridiculous. Maybe we should be angry at the oil industry and the ENTIRE government for lax policies on the oil industry.

      1. Count VonB says:

        While he isnt causing it, he is the focal figure. Good job on your proper use of youre/your. I don’t see it so often anymore.

  4. Count von B says:

    I passed one of the higher priced stations this morning, on the bus, and noticed 91 oct was $5.09. This is one of the known higher price stations in bev hills but still. Ill keep riding the bus. Lets fight back.

  5. A. Schilling says:

    I filled my tank for $8.93… Thanks, Motorcycle.

  6. hey d diddle says:

    It’s not Obama, congress, or the government. It’s also not really the “unrest in the middle east.” What it is, is a bunch of greedy wall street types known as commodity traders who are betting that the price will go higher… and actually wind up CAUSING it to go higher, when there’s no other force at work. Libya is the main source of unrest in the middle east, and the US does not get its oil from them–they export to Europe mostly.


  7. drozone69 says:

    for every one million new immigrants in this land expect 1.00 price increase.goes hand in hand.that is why our land is alloweed to be saturated with ignorant gas buying foriegners.

    1. Rich Mexican MD says:

      Wow. I can’t believe you posted that nonsense.

    2. Latino4life says:

      I guess we know who didnt go to class!!!!!!

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