San Diego gas prices continue to increase

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Monday for the 17th time in 18 days, increasing eight-tenths of a cent to $2.654.

The average price has risen 31.4 cents over the past 18 days, including 2 cents on Sunday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 14.6 cents higher than one week ago and 12.6 cents greater than one month ago, but 76.8 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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