The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose one-tenth of a cent Saturday to $3.645, one day after a seven-day streak of increases ended with a decrease of two-tenths of a cent.
The average price is 3.5 cents more than one week ago, 1.8 cents less than one month ago, and nine-tenths of a cent more than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
“The California Energy Commission reported (Wednesday) that gasoline inventories fell in the last week despite an uptick in refinery production, so local supply was apparently not keeping up with demand,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
“There is no known refinery issue at this time that would cause a sustained spike in prices, so this could be just a short-term increase.”
–City News Service
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