The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Thursday to its highest amount since Dec. 24, increasing 1.8 cents to $3.388, one day after its largest increase since Dec. 19, 2.2 cents.
The average price has risen 12 of the past 14 days, increasing 7.5 cents, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It 5.3 cents more than one week ago and 8.6 cents higher than one month ago, but 7.9 cents less than one year ago.
The increases coincide with three known refinery issues in California – – a fire at the Phillips 66 refinery in Carson Friday night that shut down one unit, some planned flaring at the PBF Energy Torrance refinery and some unplanned flaring up at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service.
“Los Angeles wholesale gasoline prices had already been climbing steadily since the start of this month and they are now at their highest level since late October,” Montgomery said.
–City News Service
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