SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Wednesday to its highest amount since Sept. 14, 2015, increasing 1.3 cents to $3.276.
The average gas price has increased eight consecutive days since a statewide 12-cent a gallon gasoline tax increase went into effect last Wednesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. Over those eight days, the price has risen 22.6 cents, including 2.5 cents on Tuesday.
The average price is 15 cents more than a week ago, 22 cents greater than a month ago and 40.4 cents higher than on this date last year.
Aside from the tax increase, one reason for the sharp price increase is "an unexpectedly strong demand for gasoline in October linked to warmer weather across the U.S.," Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service.
A second factor is that many refineries that had put off scheduled maintenance due to supply concerns stemming from disruptions caused by Hurricane Harvey are now performing that maintenance, causing fears of inadequate supply, Montgomery said.
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
A man accused of stealing a car led police on a slow speed chase on Sunday that ended with the suspect in custody.
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.
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.
Fire crews responded to a fully involved building fire in the 7000 block of Amherst Drive in Rolando.
The woman fatally shot at an Oceanside apartment Friday afternoon was identified as a Navy corpsman, and a suspect is in custody.
Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production.