San Diego Gas Prices Drop Slightly as California Refineries Come Back Online

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San Diego Gas Prices Drop Slightly as California Refineries Come Back Online


Union 76 fuel pump
A Union 76 gas pump in San Diego. Photo credit: Staff photo

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County recorded the largest decrease since August 6 Friday, falling 3.1 cents to $ 6.395.

The decline was the second in a row after a run of 32 increases in 33 days that pushed the average price to a record, according to figures from AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. Despite the back-to-back declines, the average price is 7.3 cents more than a week ago, $1.12 higher than a month ago and $2.011 more than a year ago. .

“While all average prices in Southern California are above $6 a gallon today, we expect them to move lower in the coming days and weeks,” said Doug Shupe, the Automobile Club’s corporate communications officer. Southern California manager.

He quoted the California Air Resources BoardThe decision to allow the sale of winter-blend fuel earlier, “imports will come soon and local refineries will come back online after maintenance” to “help alleviate the gas supply crisis in the state. “

The national average price rose for the 16th time in 17 days, adding 2.4 cents to $3.891. The average price has risen 21.7 cents in the past 17 days, including 3.6 cents Thursday. It has risen for 11 consecutive days, fell four-tenths of a cent on Sunday and continued to climb on Monday.

The national average price is 9.4 cents more than a week ago, 12.7 cents higher than a month ago and 64.7 cents more than a year ago.

The national average price was $1.125 below the record $5.016 set on June 14.

The streak of gains follows a 98-day losing streak that hit $1.342 that began the day after the record was set.

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