Gas prices in Southern California keeps rising; Los Angeles hits $4.05 a gallon (MAP)

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Gas prices in Southern California have topped $4 a gallon. The average price in L.A. County is $4.05, highest in California. Figures from AAA and the Oil Information Service show prices have jumped 25 cents since last week in L.A. Prices in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties also top $4 a gallon. (Gas prices in Newport Beach on February 6, 2013).

Southern California gasoline prices have surpassed $4 a gallon for self-serve regular. The average price in Los Angeles County is $4.05, the highest in California.

The price figures come from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. The $4.05 prices in L.A. is nearly 25 cents more than drivers were paying just one week ago.  

In Orange County, the average price is $4.04. In Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the average price jumped 32 cents in the last two weeks, now at $4.02 for a gallon of self-serve regular.

“The increasing prices are the result of high oil prices, Middle East tension, maintenance at refineries that reduces supplies and investors shifting their money into the gasoline market "earlier and earlier," said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Below is a map of gas prices in L.A. County.

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