SD gas price rises for 22nd time in 23 days

Posted at 10:33 AM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 13:33:32-04

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Saturday for the 22nd time in 23 days, increasing 1.1 cents to $2.716.

The average price has risen 37.6 cents over the past 23 days, including eight-tenths of a cent on Friday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

That's 9 cents higher than one week ago and 27.1 cents greater than one month ago, but 63.1 cents less than one year ago because it fell 72.3 cents during a stretch of 49 decreases in 50 days that immediately preceded the run of rising prices.

The average price dropped to its lowest amount since April 7, 2009, before the increases began.

Factors for the rising prices include increased demand and higher oil prices, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.