Most aggressive gas price hike ever recorded in California

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Sunday for the 31st consecutive day, increasing 3 cents to $3.441, its highest amount since October 24.

The average price has increased $1.016 during the streak, including 8.5 cents on Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 43.8 more than one week ago and $1.002 one month ago.

The reasons given for the spike are a reduction in supply caused in part by an explosion at a Torrance Refinery, a refinery that provides Southern California with 20 percent of its gasoline.

Another reason listed: the state’s switch to the more expensive summer blend of gasoline.

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