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Los Angeles County’s average gas price continued to rise Monday as a gallon of regular fuel hit $5.84, up 5 centsfrom the day before, American Automobile Assn. data show.
After gas prices declined for 98 days in a row, the trend reversed course last week amid supply issues due to snags at refineries across the West Coast and Midwest, according to AAA.
The nationwide average for a gallon of regular increased by 1 cent to $3.72 Monday — down from the record $5.02 in June but still higher than the $3.19 a gallon the year before.
In L.A. County, the average price for regular fuel was $5.43 a gallon a week ago and $4.41 this time last year. The highest price recorded for regular fuel in the county was $6.46 a gallon in mid-June.
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