SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Drivers should not expect to see any relief at the pumps this holiday weekend.
Triple A reports that the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular is at its highest amount since June 8, standing at about $4.14. In fact, a News 8 camera caught one San Carlos dealer raises his prices by three cents Friday afternoon.
Some analysts have blamed Hurricane Isaac and two recent refinery fires for the hike.
But a local consumer advocate, Charles Langley with the Utility Consumer Action Network, says there's plenty of petrol to go around and the rise is temporary. He also adds that drivers could see major relief in late October and early November, because prices generally drop right before a presidential election.