The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County was at $3.53 Sunday.
The average price is 3.6 cents more than one week ago, 13.7 cents higher than one month ago and 52.7 cents greater than one year ago. It has risen 40.8 cents since the start of the year.
Higher barrel prices, last year’s gas tax increase and refineries shutting down to prepare for summer are among the reasons the price of gas has gone up so much, according to analysts.
In California, price increase is also due to switching from winter blend to summer blend gasoline.
–City News Service, staff
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