San Diego Gas Prices Rise After Largest Daily Increase Since June

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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose nine-tenths of a cent Saturday to $2.789, one day after recording its largest daily increase since June 22, rising 1.7 cents on Friday.

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The rising pump prices also come three days after a 15-cent jump in Los Angeles wholesale prices caused by fears of a decrease in supply from refinery problems, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California‘s corporate communications manager.

“PBF Energy, which owns the former ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, reported Wednesday that it is now running at 75 percent capacity after a power outage caused a complete shutdown Sept. 19,” Spring said. “In addition, Chevron’s El Segundo refinery reportedly has experienced issues.”

The average price in San Diego County is 2.5 cents more than one week ago and 7.1 cents higher than one month ago, but 23.3 cents less than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

— City News Service

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