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San Diego County's average price of gas tops $4; First time since May

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Sep 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-28 14:03:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The county's average price for a gallon of gas eclipsed $4 for the first time since May 22, according to AAA.

The average price of regular gas in San Diego spike 9 cents Saturday and has risen 10 of the last 12 days for a total of 35.8 cents, according to AAA.

Since last month, the average price is up more than 40 cents.

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In California, however, the statewide average sits at $3.95 a gallon. The national average rests substantially lower, at $2.65 a gallon.

The rise in gasoline prices has been attributed to several issues at refineries in California and just weeks after attacks on Saudi Arabia oil fields.

Refinery issues include unplanned work at PBF refinery in Torrance, an outage at Chevron’s Segundo refinery, a flaring event at Valero Benicia and Marathon’s LA refinery, according to GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan.

City News Service contributed to this report.