SAN DIEGO—The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Friday to its highest amount since Oct. 22, 2012—$4.408.
“The last time that prices were this high, it was in response to a shortage of summer-blend gasoline and the governor [Jerry Brown] stepped in to allow early sales of winter blend to alleviate the crisis,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
“This year, there is not a shortage crisis, and the high prices are due to a combination of higher oil prices, inflationary pressures which add to higher overhead costs for gas stations, carbon costs for refineries and higher taxes.”
The average price of gas in San Diego has been risen 5.2 cents over the past 13 days, according to the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
It rose five consecutive days, was unchanged on Oct. 8, and resumed increasing on Oct. 9.
The average price is 2.4 cents more than one week ago, 6.2 cents higher than one month ago, and $1.228 greater than one year ago.