By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose six-tenths of a cent Saturday to $4.371 after remaining unchanged three of the previous four days.

The average price is 1.5 cents more than one week ago, 6.3 cents higher than one month ago and $1.193 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

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The average price has risen $1.139 since the start of the year to its highest amount since Oct. 24, 2012, because of a sharp increase in the oil price and higher demand stemming from more people driving to work, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

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The Orange County average price rose for the sixth time in seven days, increasing seven-tenths of a cent to $4.343. It has risen 2.6 cents over the past seven days including three-tenths of a cent Friday.

The Orange County average price is 7.9 cents higher than one month ago and $1.175 greater than one year ago. It has risen $1.135 since the start of the year to its highest amount since Oct. 24, 2012.

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