The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County surpassed the $4 mark for the first time since June 2 today, rising 4.2 cents to $4.034.
The average price has risen for 24 consecutive days and is 18.2 cents more than one week ago, 30.7 cents higher than a month ago and 50.9 cents more than a year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has risen 29.7 cents over the past 24 days, including 4.8 cents on Friday, the largest daily increase since Feb. 25.
Analysts have cited increasing oil prices and the closure of some California refineries for maintenance as reasons for the rising gasoline prices.
Crude oil costs account for two-thirds to three-quarters of the price of a gallon of gasoline, according to Tupper Hull of the Western States Petroleum Association, a trade association representing oil companies in six western states.
The best gas prices Lemon Grove can be found every day by clicking on our Traffic & Gas tab at the top of the page. Prices are below the county average at two outlets: a gallon of regular at USA is $3.90, and at Food 4 Less is $3.92.
—City News Service