The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Tuesday to its highest amount since Aug. 5, 2015, increasing 3.6 cents to $3.868.
The average price has risen 22 consecutive days and 28 of the past 29, increasing 54.6 cents, including 1.8 cents on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 23.4 cents more than one week ago, 55.2 cents higher than one month ago and 31.4 cents greater than one year ago.
The recent sharp increases are the result of a series of refinery issues that have reduced supply, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
“Of the 10 California refineries that produce at least 75,000 barrels of fuel a day, six of them are experiencing unplanned issues, planned maintenance or both,” Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service.
–City News Service
>> Subscribe to Times of San Diego’s free daily email newsletter! Click hereFollow Us: