Southland gas prices rise to highest amount since September 2015

- The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose today to its highest amount since Sept. 22, 2015, increasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.186.

The average price has risen 13 consecutive days, increasing 17.2 cents, including 1.1 cents on Wednesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 12.4 cents more than one week ago, 20.4 cents higher than one month ago and 45.4 cents greater than one year ago.

The Orange County average price rose to its highest amount since Sept. 18, 2015, increasing 1 cent to $3.163. It has risen 14 of the past 15 days, increasing 17.7 cents, including seven-tenths of a cent on Wednesday.

The Orange County average price is 12.8 cents more than one week ago, 21.2 cents higher than one month ago and 45.3 cents greater than one year ago.

The rising prices are the result of disruption to "the entire supply chain" caused by Hurricane Harvey even though "California's gasoline and oil supplies do not come from the Gulf Coast," said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.

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