Gas prices continue to drop, but state officials considering gas tax
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of gasoline in San Diego dropped Tuesday for the 30th time in 33 days, decreasing 2 cents to $3.752.
According to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service, the average price has dropped 48.4 cents in the last month.
The decreases come after a seven-day stretch of increases totally 73.3 cents that pushed the average price to its highest amount since 2014.
According to Allison Mac, a West Coast petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, which bills itself as the nation's leading provider of retail fuel pricing information and data, gas prices dropped for 26 consecutive days, had three days of increases and then resumed declining.
The average price is 2 cents more than one week ago but 46.2 cents less than one month ago and 9.5 cents lower than one year ago.
With gas prices already on the rise, California lawmakers are considering a hike in the state gas tax.
The proposed 12-cent per gallon increase would go to pay for infrastructure.
It would be the first increase in 20 years.
KUSI's Carlos Amezcua spoke to Assemblyman Brian Jones earlier on Good Morning San Diego.