LOS ANGELES - The average price of gasoline in Los Angeles County rose three-tenths of a cent today to $3.769 for a gallon of self-serve regular, its highest amount since Dec. 1.

The average price has risen 25 of the past 27 days and 29 of the past 32, including eight-tenths of a cent each of the past two days, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 2.2 cents more than one week ago, 16.9 cents higher than one month ago and a half-cent greater than one year ago.

The Los Angeles County average price is the second highest in the state, trailing only San Luis Obispo County, whose average is $3.785. The lowest average price is $3.507 in Butte County, which is north of Sacramento.

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The Orange County average price rose four-tenths of a cent to $3.741, its highest amount since Nov. 29. It is 1.9 cents more than one week ago and 16.7 cents higher than one month ago but 2.3 cents less than one year ago.

The Orange County average price has risen 30 times in the past 35 days, increasing 19 cents over that span, including seven-tenths of a cent on Sunday.


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