SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County surpassed $3 for the first time since Oct. 4 Tuesday, rising 1.6 cents to $3.01.
The average price has risen for 13 consecutive days, increasing 30 cents, including seven-tenths of a cent on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The increases follow a stretch of eight decreases in nine days totaling 4-cents, which dropped the average price to its lowest amount since Feb. 11.
The 13-day run of increases is the longest since a 19-day streak from April 17 to May 5.
The average price is 16 cents more than one week ago, 26-cents higher than one month ago and 35-cents greater than one year ago.
The rising prices stem from unplanned maintenance at several refineries that have reduced supply, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.
A wildfire that scorched about 200 brushy acres in the southeastern reaches of San Diego County Monday threatened back-country homes and a naval training center for several hours, but caused no reported structural damage or injuries.
News 8's Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow traveled to Wyoming to see the Great American Eclipse. He had one of the best view points in the nation with clear skies and temperatures in the low 80's.
The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters, leaving 10 U.S. sailors missing and others injured.
Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
An oft-deported Mexican citizen drove drunk and caused a hit-and-run crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy, a prosecutor alleged Monday, but a defense attorney told jurors that her client wasn't behind the wheel at the time of the collision.
Thousands of San Diegans enjoyed viewing Monday's solar eclipse at events around the city as 57 percent of the sun was blocked by the moon.
If you're planning on watching Monday's solar eclipse you'll need to head east as morning clouds along the coast will likely block those near the beaches from seeing the celestial event.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during Monday's eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
People across the country are getting ready to view an historic solar eclipse. News 8's Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow headed to a small town in Wyoming to view it and brings us the story.