SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose to its highest amount since Sept. 30 Sunday, increasing six-tenths of a cent to $3.92.
The average price has risen 26 of the past 27 days and is 6.6 cents more than one week ago and 30 cents higher than one month ago but 35.6 cents less than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has risen 30.1 cents over the past 27 days, including 1 cent on Saturday.
"Industry experts point to civil unrest in Venezuela and South Sudan as reasons for the increases in oil prices in recent days, which does impact gasoline prices," said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
"The only silver lining is that gas prices haven't increased as quickly or as much as 2013 or 2012 at this time of the year."
The price of crude oil accounts 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 major oil companies in six Western states.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.
A new construction phase begins for the Mid-Coast Trolley. The Mid-Coast Trolley is an 11-mile extension of the San Diego Trolley Blue Line with service from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to UC San Diego and University City.
More than 200 local restaurants are trying to impress you next week. San Diego Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday.