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Despite drop, San Diego gas prices at highest since 2013

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 14:04:03-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Despite a recent drop, gas prices closed the year higher than they’ve been since 2013, according to City News Service.

The average price for a gallon of regular gas dropped for the 11th day Tuesday, decreasing three-tenths of a cent to $3.34.

The average price has fallen 7.6 cents during the streak, according to figures from AAA.

The average price is 4.7 cents less than a week ago and 20.4 cents less than a month ago.

Despite the drop in prices, regular gasoline is 21.4 cents more than a year ago.

The sharp increase in the cost of gas was felt around California after Governor Jerry Brown signed a gas tax increase that went into effect in 2017.

In November of 2018, California voters turned down Proposition 6. The measure would have repealed the most recent gas tax hike and ensured that no new gas taxes get passed without voter approval.