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Just in Time for Labor Day: Gas Prices on the Rise

The price of a gallon of gas is more than 30 cents higher than one month ago.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose a half-cent Saturday to $4.124, its highest amount since June 10.

(For a comparison of some of the gas prices in the Altadena area, click the Commute tab at the top of the page.)

The average price is nine-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 30.5 cents higher than one month ago, and 39.8 cents higher than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The Orange County average price rose four-tenths of a cent today to $4.10, its highest amount since June 8. It is three-tenths of a cent more than a week ago, 30 cents higher than one month ago and 38.4 cents greater than one year ago.

"The price spike in early August means that Labor Day weekend travelers will be paying the highest gas prices ever for that holiday,'' said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

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