The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose one-tenth of cent Friday to $4.064, one day after dropping two-tenths of a cent.
The average price has risen two-tenths of a cent over the past five days after increasing 72 cents in the 34-day period ending Sunday to its highest amount since July 30, 2015, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is six-tenths of a cent more than one week ago, 54.9 cents higher than one month ago and 42.6 cents greater than one year ago.
The rising prices were the result of a series of refinery issues that reduced supply, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
“Prices seem to be tempering this past week as some of the refineries that reported problems earlier this month appear to be normalizing production and imported gasoline has started to arrive,” Spring said. “Still, other refineries such as the PBF refinery in Torrance reported flaring this week, so productions woes in the region are not over.”
–City News Service
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