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.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego looked like a top team in Sunday's doubleheader opener, and Philadelphia resembled the out-of-contention club.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.