The Orange County average fuel price recorded its largest daily increase since June 22 Tuesday, rising 1.9 cents to $3.922, according to new figures.
The Orange County average price has risen 12 times in the past 13 days and is 8.5 cents more than one week ago and one-tenth of a cent higher than one month ago.
However, it is 23.4 cents less than one year ago, mainly thanks to a 37-day streak of decreases that ended Aug. 27.
The rising pump prices are caused by increasing oil prices stemming from continued Middle East tension, according to Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
—City News Service.