By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles and Orange counties Tuesday reached its highest price since 2012.

The price of gas in L.A. County rose another three-tenths of a cent to $4.422, figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service showed. Tuesday’s price is $1.223 greater than one year ago.

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Since the beginning of 2021, the average price of gas has risen by $1.19.

“The average now $4.42 a gallon, that’s the highest tally in 3,300 days,” said Patrick De Haan of GasBuddy. “And unfortunately, it looks we may have more price increases coming.”

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Meanwhile, in Orange County, the average price rose nine-tenths of a cent to $4.387 and is $1.225 greater than last year.

Orange County’s average price has risen $1.179 since the start of the year.

Los Angeles County’s highest gas price was set on Oct. 9, 2012, at $4.705 per gallon while Orange County’s set on Oct. 8, 2012, at $4.69.

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