The 28th consecutive increase pushed the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County above $6 today, 19 days after topping $5 for the first time.
The average price rose 2.3 cents to $6.011, according to figures released Tuesday by the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has risen $1.224 during the streak, including seven-tenths of a cent Monday. It is 17.5 cents more than one week ago, $1.224 higher than one month ago and $2.085 greater than one year ago.
California’s average price rose a penny to $5.86.
The Orange County average price rose 2 cents to a record $5.967, the 31st consecutive increase. It has risen $1.207 during the streak, including two-tenths of a cent Monday.
The Orange County average price is 16.7 cents more than one week ago, $1.202 higher than one month ago and $2.059 greater than one year ago.
Prices in the Inland Empire also hit new records Tuesday.
In Riverside County, gas prices rose for the 29th consecutive day, up 1.3 cents to a record $5.881, one day after rising 1 cent.
The average price has risen $1.176 during the streak, setting a record each day. It’s 14.7 cents more than one week ago, $1.174 higher than one month ago and $2.016 greater than one year ago. The weekly increase of 14.7 cents is less than half of the 32.9-cent increase the previous week.
In San Bernardino, prices rose 2 cents to $5.90.
Oil in New York fell after a volatile session for Brent futures as Germany and Hungary put the brakes on a potential embargo on Russian oil.