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