The average price of a gallon of regular self-service gasoline in San Diego County increased three-tenths of a cent on Saturday to $4.54.
The average price is the same as a week ago, 11 cents more than a month ago and 8.4 cents less than a year ago, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. It is down $1,895 since rising to a record high of $6,435 on Oct. 5.
“Unfortunately, we are heading towards the time of year when California drivers begin to see rapid price increases due to refinery maintenance season and increased production of the more expensive ‘summer blend’ of gasoline, which should be sold from April 1st. , but it usually hits the pump much sooner,” said Doug Shupe, manager of corporate communications for the Automobile Club of Southern California.
“Hopefully there are at least a few weeks of price stability before that happens.”
The national average price rose for the tenth straight day after a five-day losing streak, rising 1.3 cents to $3,405. It is up 13.8 cents in the last 10 days, including 1.3 cents on Friday.
The national average price is 11.1 cents more than a week ago, 29.7 cents more than a month ago, and 7.9 cents more than a year ago. It is down $1,611 since rising to a record high of $5,016 on June 14.
— City News Service