Gas pump
Gas pump. Photo credit: Alexander Nguyen

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped four-tenths of a cent Saturday to $3.245, one day after decreasing six-tenths of a cent.

The average price is 1.3 cents less than one week ago, 13.1 cents lower than one month ago, and 7 cents below what it was one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

Higher prices are expected with the shift to summer blend gasoline, expected to begin next week, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

“Last week, Oil Price Information Service reported that the region’s major gasoline pipeline will begin shipping `summer blend’ gasoline on or around Jan. 29,” Spring said. “Once that blend arrives at stations, it adds at least 12 cents a gallon to the cost of gasoline.”

–City News Service