SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose seven-tenths of a cent today to $3.486, its
highest amount since March 10, one day after an 18-day streak of increases ended when it remained unchanged.
The average price is 4.9 cents more than one week ago and 21.9 cents higher than one month ago but 7.8 cents less than one year ago, according to
figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It rose 14.1 cents during the streak of increasing prices.
Gasoline prices have begun “the traditional spring run-up in prices that seems to start a little earlier each year, likely because of investor
anticipation that prices will go up,” according to Marie Montgomery, a public relations specialist with the Automobile Club of Southern California.
The resumption of rising crude oil prices, that briefly paused last week, is another factor, Montgomery told City News Service.