The Orange County price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline rose for the 21st consecutive day, increasing 1.8 cents to $4.192, the highest amount since Oct. 29.
The Orange County average price is 11.1 cents more than one week ago, 52.3 cents higher than one month ago and 31.6 cents greater than one year ago. It is the third highest in the state, behind Los Angeles and Ventura ($4.197) counties.
The Orange County average price has risen 47.4 cents during the streak, the longest since a 21-day streak from July 29-Aug. 18.
The increasing prices are the result of reduced supplies caused by low levels of production in Southern California stemming from refinery maintenance, according to Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
- City News Service