The pain at the pump in California continued on Tuesday, as the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Los Angeles County topped $6 even as the national average price continues to fall.
In Los Angeles, the average cost of $6.01 per gallon topped the California average of $5.86 and the national average of $4.24, according to the American Automobile Assn.
Neighboring Southern California counties are not far behind, with the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Orange County at $5.97, in Ventura County at $5.95, in San Bernardino County at $5.90 and Riverside County at $5.88.
The average price of a gallon of gas in LA County topped $5 for the first time less than a month ago on March 3.
Nationwide, the average gasoline price peaked at $4.33 a gallon on March 11 and has since fallen 9 cents.
The California average continues to rise steadily, and the gap between county and state prices has also widened, from 1.2% in early March to 2.6% on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times