Gas prices continue to skyrocket

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular
gasoline in San Diego County recorded its largest daily increase since at least
2009 Thursday, rising 9.2 cents to $4.328, its highest amount since May 22.

The average price has risen for six consecutive days and is 21 cents
more than one week ago, 17.6 cents higher than one month ago and 50.6 cents
greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price
Information Service.

Just in the past two days, the average price for self-serve regular has
risen 15 cents.

The increases since Monday are the result of a power failure at the
ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery which may cause it to flare gases for a week,
reducing gasoline supplies, Marie Montgomery Nordhues of the Automobile Club of
Southern California told City News Service.

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