The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County increased for the first time in 35 days Sunday, a little over a week ahead of statewide increase that is set to take effect July 1.
The weekend rise was two-tenths of a cent, making the price $3.723.
Fox5SanDiego.com reported that an almost 6-cent increase will be put in place July 1, due to a California adjustment to the state excise tax. The additional tax will bring the total tax per gallon in California to 47.3 cents, the station said.
In addition, oilprice.com reported that consumer prices in greater San Diego rose by almost 4 percent for the 12-month period that ended in May, due in large part to gas prices.
The report attributed the data to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also focused more tightly on April and May of this year, when consumer prices in the region had a 1-percent uptick, also due in part to higher prices for gasoline.
The other influencers were higher-priced household furnishings and business operations, according to the bureau’s Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations, Richard Holden, cited by the oilprice.com report.
The gas average price in the county had dropped for 34 consecutive days and 46 out of the last 47 days, including 1 cent on Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
It is 7.3 cents less than one week ago and 31.3 cents lower than one month ago, but 1.1 cents more than one year ago.
– City News Service and staff reports
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