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Gas prices up in California

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose today for the 31st consecutive day, increasing 3 cents to $3.441, its highest amount since Oct. 24.

The average price has increased $1.016 during the streak, including 8.5 cents on Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 43.8 cents more than one week ago and $1.002 higher than one month ago. However, it is 47.3 cents less than one year ago thanks to a 24-day streak of decreases immediately before the current string of increases began.

The increasing prices are the result of reduced supply, stemming from the customary first-quarter refinery maintenance connected with the switch to production of summer blend gasoline, combined with outages at several refineries and a strike by refinery workers represented by United Steelworkers.

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