Paying More at the Pump: Average San Diego County Gas Price Rises for 18th Time in 19 Days

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Gas pump. Photo credit: Alexander Nguyen

 The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Saturday for the 11th consecutive day and 18th time in 19 days, increasing seven-tenths of a cent to $4.121, its highest amount since Oct. 20, 2019.

The average price has risen 11.5 cents over the past 19 days, including 1 cent Friday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 4.7 cents higher than one week ago, 14.8 cents more than one month ago and $1.341 greater than one year ago.

The rising prices are the result of less supply because production is reduced due to refinery maintenance and fuel demand is increasing, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

“This is a typical pattern that we see during the spring months,” Spring said.

The average price has risen 82 of the past 89 days, increasing 64.2 cents, and 89.4 cents since the start of the year.

Times of San Diego