The average do-it-yourself gallon of regular gasoline in San Diego County remained at $4,624 for the second Sunday in a row, the ninth time in the last 10 days that it has changed by a tenth of a cent or remained unchanged.
According to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service, the average price is four-tenths of a cent down from a week ago, but six-tenths of a cent up from a month ago and $1,261 up from a year ago.
The median price has fallen 4.6 cents since rising to $4.67 on November 28, the highest amount since October 12, 2012. In a few weeks, however, with the start of the traditional “Spring Spike” season, That usually entails price increases, average price increases are expected to be 50 cents per gallon, according to Jeffrey Spring, communications manager for the Automobile Club of Southern California.
“Given the lack of relief in gas station prices from persistently high oil prices, it is becoming increasingly likely that gas prices in Southern California will reach new record highs sometime in the next few months,” Spring said.