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Gas Prices in County Highest Since October

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose 2.7 cents Saturday to $4.227, its highest amount since Oct. 26.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose 2.7 cents Saturday to $4.227, its highest amount since Oct. 26.

The average price has increased 19 consecutive days, rising 50 cents over that span, including 1.7 cents on Friday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 9.3 cents more than one week ago, 54.2 cents higher than one month ago and 28.3 cents greater than one year ago.

The increasing prices are the result of reduced supplies caused by low levels of production in Southern California stemming from refinery maintenance, according to Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

—City News Service

Donald Snyder February 17, 2013 at 04:08 PM
It's amazing how the gas prices can change so fast and no one seems to be able to do anything about it. We have more gas reserves and oil in this country than almost any other nation and yet we still rely on other countries (ones who hate us mostly) to supply something we should do ourselves. We lose jobs and money by shipping our hard earned cash overseas. Instead of using foreign oil, how about start the drilling at home and build more refineries to help speed up the process. If you think we're going to all hybrids in the future guess again. And here's another question. If electric cars are the answer, when is the tipping point to where we will actually have to pay for the electricity instead of getting it free at some of those stations that offer it now? Has anyone looked at their electric bill lately? Think of putting a car charger on that and doing it at home. You will wish for the $4.00 a gallon then. Another way for this government to do whatever they want to us and we have no recourse. Keep electing these fools, people. You're getting exactly what you paid for.
Walter February 17, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Thank you, Zimbabwe Ben! Asset inflation for the rich, food and energy inflation for the poor.
Jay Berman February 17, 2013 at 06:23 PM
This is what happens when government allowed the oil companies to merge into 4 major companies making it almost impossible for new entries into the industry. This is what happens when environmental regulations are so harsh that new, modern refineries can't be built. This is what happens when you allow trading by people with no intention of ever taking delivery of the oil ... This is what happens when government makes it impossible to extract our own resources, California has huge, easy to extract reserves. This is what happens when we have too many fuel blends .. and this is what happens when California charges is $.36 a gallon in taxes as well as sales tax on the gross amount.
Jay Berman February 17, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Oh, I forgot .... this is also what happens when the federal reserve is printing trillions of dollars, buying bonds, reducing the value of the dollar .. comodity prices will go up .. inflation ...

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