So much for the slowdown. The government's weekly survey shows that for the period ended today, the average price of self-serve regular in the L.A. area was $3.28 a gallon, 5 cents higher than a week earlier and 17 cents higher than a month ago. The statewide average was $3.30. Who knows whether any of this will impact demand, but shelling out an extra 15 bucks per fill up is bound to be noticed, even here.
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