SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Sunday to its highest amount since May 25, increasing 2.5 cents to $4.059.
The average price has risen for 25 consecutive days and is 19.4 cents more than one week ago, 33.2 cents higher than a month ago and 50.8 cents more than a year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has risen 30.2 cents over the past 25 days, including 2.5 cents on Saturday.
Analysts have cited increasing oil prices and the closure of some California refineries for maintenance as reasons for the rising gasoline prices.
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 City Council is scheduled Wednesday to take the first step in calling for residents to conserve water on a voluntary basis following the third straight winter with below-average rainfall.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.
A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.
An 18-year-old student has been hospitalized and is undergoing a psychological evaluation after allegedly threatening her parents with a knife.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.