Monday, October 2, 2023

Average gas prices are rising in California

On Monday, it raised the average price for a gallon of self-service regular gasoline in Los Angeles County from 4.8 cents to $5.915. It was up 13.6 cents over the weekend and will continue to rise in the coming weeks.

According to data from AAA and the Oil Price Information Service, the average price has increased 52 times over the past 57 days, up 94.3 cents. While in Orange County, the average price rose 4.2 cents to $5.912 a gallon on Monday and is up 50% in the last 56 days.

Compared to the rest of the country

The prices contrast with the national average price, as it rose half a cent to $3,881. This is the eleventh increase in a row and 4.9 cents more than a week ago. “Oil costs are putting upward pressure on pump prices, but the increase is being tempered by much lower demand,” said Andrew Gross, public relations manager at AAA.

“The decline in the number of people filling up is typical: schools are open again, the days are shorter and the weather is less pleasant. But the usual decline in pump prices is being slowed by these high oil costs for the time being.”

This is how you save fuel

  • Maintain a constant speed.
  • Consider traffic conditions to avoid last-minute braking and sudden accelerations.
  • Find the lowest price location in your community with GasBuddy, Gas Guru, and AAA Trip Tik.
  • Don’t carry extra weight as it can save you up to 2% fuel per 100 pounds.
  • Use the air conditioning only when necessary as it reduces fuel consumption by approximately 5%.
  • Check whether the tires have enough air and the condition of the air filters and spark plugs.
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