Gasoline prices continue rising in Southern California

Gasoline prices at a Newport Beach station Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Gas prices have been rising in Southern California the past two weeks.
Gasoline prices at a Newport Beach station Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Gas prices have been rising in Southern California the past two weeks. Ed Joyce/KPCC

Gasoline prices have been rising the past two weeks in Southern California.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Wednesday for the 12th time in 13 days, increasing four-tenths of a cent to $3.67. The average price is 5 cents more than one week ago but 3.2 cents less than one month ago and 5.8 cents lower than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The Orange County average price rose a half-cent Wednesday to $3.65. The Orange County average price has risen 16 times in the past 18 days, increasing 11.6 cents over that span.

The average price in Riverside and San Bernardino counties Wednesday is $3.63.

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