SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped nine-tenths of a cent today, and is now down slightly from its two-year high point set Saturday.
The average price for one gallon of unleaded self-serve in San Diego County was $3.257 today, according to figures gathered by the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. That is 5.8 cents more than a week ago, 12.6 cents more than a month ago and 34.1 cents more than this time last year.
The highest prices in more than two years were the result of rising crude oil prices, according to analysts, who cited the weaker dollar as the key reason for the oil price increases.
The price of a barrel of benchmark crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose to $90 for the first time since October 2008 Tuesday, then began falling, closing at $87.79 Friday.
Crude oil costs account for two-thirds to three-quarters of the price of a gallon of gasoline, according to Tupper Hull, vice president of strategic communications for the Western States Petroleum Association, a trade association representing oil companies in six western states.
A man who was drunk when he drove off in an ambulance from Scripps Mercy Hospital with two patients inside was sentenced Thursday to four years in state prison.
Police in San Diego's Tierrasanta neighborhood were on the lookout Thursday for a man suspected of following a 12-year-old girl even after she confronted him and told him to stop.
The fight continues over how to dispose of the nuclear waste from the now shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant.
The CBS News 8 Crimefighters are helping authorities in a manhunt looking for Rosendo Castillo Gomez. If you have information call CrimeStoppers at (888) 580-TIPS. A reward is being offered for his arrest and remember you can make a tip and still remain anonymous.
Dinelson Lamet overpowered the Mets in his major league debut, New York's Rafael Montero labored on short notice and the San Diego Padres won 4-3 on a rainy Thursday night.
Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students.
The U.S. Postal Service honored the oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor. On Thursday dozens gathered in Poway to celebrate Ray Chavez who turned 105-years old in March. The special birthday bash included a cake and toasts from local leaders.
New video gives a first look at a violent standoff between San Diego Police and a domestic violence suspect.