SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Tuesday for the 19th day in a row, but the second consecutive daily increase of one-tenth of a cent could be an indication the increases may end soon.
"The increases have definitely slowed down," said Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California. "We're going to have to see a couple a more days to be able to declare the increases are over."
Montgomery attributes the slowing of the increases to last week's decline in oil prices to about $106 a barrel off their peak of $113 earlier this month.
Crude oil costs account for two-thirds to three-quarters of the price of a gallon of gasoline, according to Tupper Hull of the Western States Petroleum Association, a trade association representing oil companies in six western states.
The average price of $4.202 is the highest since Aug. 1, 2008, and 3.2 cents higher than a week ago, 22.5 cents above what it was one month ago and $1.095 greater than it was one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
However, the average price is 42.8 cents less than the record high of $4.63 set on June 19, 2008.
The average price has risen 27 of the past 28 days.
Rain showers are expected to reach San Diego County Thursday, but the brunt of a big storm impacting much of Southern California will miss San Diego County and instead hit north of here.
Two more schools face threats Thursday morning in Vista and city leaders are taking new action to stop them.
The National Weather Service is predicting rain around San Diego County this week, potentially heavy rain on Thursday. People in unincorporated areas can get free sandbags at numerous locations to help them protect their homes, properties and communities.
The debate over dockless bikes rolled into Pacific Beach as the Town Council held a panel Wednesday night with bike and scooter sharing companies: Bird, LimeBike, ofo and Mobike.
Tieray Jones walked out of jail a free man Wednesday night just hours after a judge decided to not re-try him in the death of his stepson nearly 16-years ago.
DMV officers were out Wednesday, looking for people abusing the system. One woman was in tears as she was caught using a handicap placard issued to her adult son - who wasn't with her on the shopping trip.
A Serra High School freshman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of scrawling a threat about a school shooting in a restroom at the Tierrasanta campus.
News 8's investigation into high water bills across the city of San Diego continues. Months after we received our first complaint, viewers are still emailing us about the problem.