San Diego gas prices continue steady increase

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in San Diego rose Tuesday for the 18th time in 19 days.

According to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service, the average price has risen 33 cents over the past 19 days, including eight-tenths of a cent on Monday.

The average price is 15.9 cents higher than one week ago and 14.7 cents greater than one month ago, but 74.3 cents less than one year ago because it fell 72.3 cents during a stretch of 49 decreases in 50 days that immediately preceded the run of rising prices.

The average price had dropped to its lowest amount since April 7, 2009, before the increases began.

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