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Southern California gas prices continue to soar, rising another 9-12 cents over weekend

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 5.4 cents to $5.429 today, its 29th record in 31 days.

The average price rose 9.5 cents Saturday and 12.8 cents Sunday, its second-largest increase since July 14, 2015, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The Los Angeles County average price has risen 33 times in 36 days, increasing 76 cents. It is 54.3 cents more than one week ago, 68.9 cents higher than one month ago and $1.621 greater than one year ago.

The Orange County average price rose 4.7 cents to $5.426, its 28th record in 33 days. The county’s average price has increased 23 of the past 25 days, rising 70.4 cents. The average price is 54.3 cents more than one week ago, 68.9 cents higher than one month ago and $1.621 greater than one year ago.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose 5.3 cents to $5.304 — its 18th record high in the last 19 days.

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