The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County recorded its largest daily increase since Feb. 2, 2013 Wednesday, rising 6.2 cents to $3.133, its highest amount since Nov. 19.
The average price is 28.3 cents more than one week ago and 69.4 cents higher than one month ago. However, it is 73.5 cents less than one year ago thanks to a 24-day streak of decreases immediately before the current string of increases began.
The explosion last Wednesday that caused a partial shutdown of the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance put additional pressure on gasoline prices, whose supply had already been reduced by the process of converting to production of summer blend gasoline, according to Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
—City News Service
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