A car is shown at a gas station near the San Diego State University campus. Photo by Megan Wood via inewsource

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Sunday for the 31st time in 32 days, increasing 1.5 cents to $3.603, its highest amount since Dec. 30, 2019.

The average price has increased 25.8 cents over the past 32 days, including 1.7 cents on Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

It is 7.7 cents more than one week ago, 25.3 cents higher than one month ago, and 5 cents more than one year ago.

“This week’s ice storms in Texas shut down oil refinery production but that is unlikely to affect prices locally because California receives no oil from Texas,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “However, there are reports of tightening supply from local refineries, and that is likely to drive Southern California prices even higher in coming days.”

— City News Service contributed to this article

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