San Diegans outraged after 29 day streak of gas prices increasing
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose today to its highest amount since July 30, 2015, increasing a half-cent to $4.054, one day after a 29-day streak of increases ended with a decrease of one-tenth of a cent.
The average price is 11.1 cents more than one week ago, 71.2 cents higher than one month ago and 47.1 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The rising prices are the result of a series of refinery issues that have reduced supply, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
The average price rose 70.7 cents during the streak, the longest since a 35-day streak from Jan. 30-March 5, 2015.
KUSI’s Dan Plante has more on the reactions and the possible reasons for the increase.