SoCal gas prices resume their climb, reaching heights not seen in nearly a decade

Southland gas prices have resumed increasing after a brief respite, forcing drivers to dig even deeper into their pockets to fill their tank.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped two-tenths of a cent today to $4.337, one day after rising six-tenths of a cent to its highest amount since Oct. 25, 2012.

It was unchanged on Friday and actually dropped two-tenths of a cent Thursday. The average price is 1.4 cents more than one week ago, 9 cents higher than one month ago and $1.22 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service, amid a sharp increase in the oil price and rising demand.

Pain at the pump intensifies amid highest gas prices in nearly a decade in SoCal
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Southern Californians are feeling the pain at the pump as gas prices soar to their highest points in nearly a decade.



The Orange County average price rose one-tenth of a cent to $4.298 -- its highest amount since May 3, 2014. It is 1.2 cents more than one week ago, 9.6 cents higher than one month ago and $1.20 greater than one year ago.

In Riverside County, the average price rose to about $4.26.

Experts say we prices could climb 10 to 20 cents higher through Labor Day.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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