The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose today for the ninth time in 11 days, increasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.867.
The average price is 2.4 cents more than one week ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
However, it is 11.6 cents less than one month ago and 29 cents lower than one year ago, thanks to a stretch of 33 decreases in 34 days that ended Aug. 27.
"Prices are rising for local drivers due to increased oil prices resulting from continued Middle East tension, but fortunately Southern California prices are not going up as quickly as they have in the Midwest and on the East Coast," Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California said.
"Connecticut and New York drivers are paying more than California motorists and Idaho and Illinois drivers are paying almost as much."
Here are the top three cheapest gas stations in Lemon Grove according to GasBuddy.com.
Food 4 Less, 7420 Broadway & West St. Regular, $3.67, Premium $3.87
USA Gasoline, 6901 Federal Blvd & College Place Regular, $3.69, Premium $3.89
USA Gasoline, 7513 Broadway & New Jersey Ave. Regular, $3.69, Premium $3.89
-- City News Service