With gasoline prices continuing to rise, expect to pay more for your summer road trip.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose two-tenths of a cent Sunday to $3.574.
The average price is 2.2 cents more than one week ago, 15.5 cents higher than one month ago and 54.4 cents greater than one year ago. It has risen 45.2 cents since the start of the year.
“There is tremendous volatility in the oil and gasoline market,” AAA spokesperson Jeanette Casselano told Forbes. “Crude oil is selling at high prices compared to previous years, and domestic gasoline demand has been high most of the winter, among the factors all driving gas prices up and draining consumers’ wallets.”
A slowdown in rising price is not expected in the short term, according to the Forbes article.
The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is currently $2.70, which is nearly 30 cents higher than it was a year ago at this time. Among the 48 contiguous states, Californians are paying the highest price at the pump with a state average of $3.54 a gallon for regular unleaded.
Wire report, staff
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