San Diego County gasoline prices rise by record amount

SAN DIEGO – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County recorded its largest single-day increase today, rising 19.5 cents to $4.523, its highest amount since July 10, 2008.

The average price has risen for seven consecutive days, including 9.2 cents on Thursday and 5.8 cents on Wednesday, and is 40.7 cents more than one week ago, 36.7 cents higher than one month ago and 70.9 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The record price is $4.63, set on June 19, 2008.

”Reportedly in recent weeks, local refineries were dropping production levels, exporting supply to Mexico and other countries, and allowing inventory to dwindle in anticipation of switching over to production of winter blend gasoline, then a refinery power outage and a pipeline incident occurred on Monday that sent wholesale markets into a panic about the adequacy of California fuel supplies,” said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Spring said ”it’s not clear” how much higher prices will go.

”A lot depends on whether the perceived supply issues are quickly addressed,” he said.

19 Responses to "San Diego County gasoline prices rise by record amount"

  1. WONDERFUL!   October 6, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Give us all some more great news!

  2. Preston   October 6, 2012 at 6:43 am

    If the people had voted to get off foreign dependency a long time ago we would have more affordable gas now. When it hits $10/gallon perhaps we will reconsider.

  3. Brookie   October 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

    " exporting supply to Mexico and other countries"!!!! When are we going to quit bending over backwards to help everyone else out? This makes me sick!

  4. 3 year home owner in Fallbrook.   October 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

    $4.79 a gal on Base yesterday. Ouch!

  5. Fallbrook Res   October 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

    The gas prices ares just making me sick to my stomache. I got gas in town on Monday, and yesterday (Friday) I was running errands and the gas price had jumped 40 cents already! My husband and I were barely hanging on by a thread financially and now, we may go under if gas prices keep going up. I agree with Preston…they predict some of the stations in southern CA will go out of business…more people on unemployment, it’s a bad road that CA is on. Good luck to all of you!

  6. RetroRick   October 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

    QE3 and an increasingly worthless dollar don’t help either. Commodities are the first thing to spike when the Fed gets fast and loose with money supply. Add California regs and an unstable Middle East and no domestic energy policy and we’ll be lucky not to see $6 gasoline next month especially if Presidential leadership remains unchanged.

  7. Old Fallbrook Local   October 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Preston: As long as the Calif. legislature is Democrat controlled it will never happen. There has not been a new refinery built in California in over 31 years!

  8. Vote for a change   October 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Anyone tired of this gas price gouging needs to change the president of this country and elect one who stands firm on what is best for America instead of Hussein Obama who is in bed with the Middle East.

  9. proud american   October 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    this is why we should "BUY AMERICAN’ the job you save could be your own! remember that old slogan ?

  10. observant   October 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    It’s strange how prices are now higher with oil at $90 per barrel than they were four years ago when oil was at $140 per barrel.

  11. Governor Brown   October 7, 2012 at 6:11 am

    When is the GOV going to step in and release the winter gasoline?Be a REAL man Jerry. This was just another premeditated ploy, by the oil companies, to take advantage of us hard working citizens (for those of us who still have jobs) who commute daily.

  12. Terry Leather   October 7, 2012 at 8:14 am

    When asked about rising gas prices, Obama….


  13. Me   October 7, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Amen… all 11 comments!

  14. Pat   October 7, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Whats happened with gas prices is the same thing that has happened with food and health-care prices. I wish we could force lefties to read the ones who scoff when you call what they do socialism.

  15. Preston   October 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Old Fallbrook Local, You are right but if we start at the top and fix the welfare system we might get there. I live in South Fallbrook and have never seen so many Republican signs as there are now.

  16. FUNNY   October 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

    The article states the average price of "self-serve" gasoline. haha Is there any other kind? Does someone know where you can get your gas pumped for you and your windows washed… Ah the good old days.

  17. FR 86   October 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    To Funny:

    You know I can’t recall anywhere in San Diego that actually pumps your gas for you………..I pass through Rancho Santa Fe and even there it’s self serv right under Jenny Craig’s Mansion…..

    I imagine Beverly Hills must have somewhere that pumps gas for the poor house wife with her $150K Mercedes Benz SUV.

    Man the times have changed.

  18. Concerned Senior   October 9, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Gov Brown has released the winter blend early. I suspect he is only doing this to get his proposition 30 passed. Think about it. AB32, the final solutions act, which he and all the leftist support, is designed to get prices of all energy up to a price to cut emissions down to 1990 levels. Brown WANTS gas to eventually get to around $10/gal. He just can’t afford the political fall out of high prices right now. I sure hope you all vote NO on proposition 30.

    BTW, Pat I really found your recommendation enlightening….
    Even if you did get them to read it, they would never understand it.

  19. THEM   October 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I read and understood it, just don’t agree with it.


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