The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose to its highest amount since Sept. 26 Friday, increasing a half-cent to $3.954.

The average price has risen 18 consecutive days and 31 of the past 32, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 5 cents more than one week ago and 31.3 cents higher than one month ago but 28.5 cents less than one year ago.

Gas pump. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons.

The average price has risen 33.5 cents over the past 32 days, including seven-tenths of a cent on Thursday.

“Local motorists are seeing more stations posting prices above $4 a gallon, but right now at least, they don’t have to shop around too far to find pump prices lower than that,” said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

– City News Service