The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose 2.6 cents Friday to $4.117, the second highest in the state, behind only Los Angeles County.
The average price has increased 13 of the past 14 days, rising 40.6 cents over that span, including 3.6 cents on Thursday, to its highest amount since Oct. 30, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information
The average price is 23.2 cents more than one week ago, 46.7 cents higher than one month ago and 31.4 cents greater than one year ago.
"Refinery maintenance and issues resulting in low levels of production in Southern California are key among reasons cited for the spike," said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
"However, gasoline inventories are now reportedly increasing again locally, so that could help to stabilize or lower prices soon provided that no additional refinery incidents occur."