Gas prices in LA County hit 22nd record high in the last 25 days, 10 cents more than last week

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Monday, February 28, 2022
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Gas prices jump 10 cents from last week and about $1.14 more than a year ago.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- When heading to work this Monday, expect to see more record high gas prices.

In the Los Angeles area, the average price for regular has now hit $4.89 a gallon.

That's the 22nd record high in the last 25 days. It's also 10 cents more than last week and about $1.14 more than a year ago.

Orange County has also seen record prices, about $4.86 per gallon. That's the 16th straight increase in Orange County in about the same number of days.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose four-tenths of a cent to a record $4.789 today after back-to-back increases of more than 2 cents.

The average U.S. price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline spiked 10 cents over the past two weeks to $3.64 per gallon.

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Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that the jump came after a rise in crude oil costs amid global supply concerns following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Lundberg says further increases are likely.

Houston has the lowest average price nationwide, at $3.14 per gallon.

City News Service contributed to this report.