Gas prices have climbed nearly a penny a day for three weeks according to the consumer group UCAN. As of Monday, February 9th the average price for regular in San Diego is $2.22/gallon. UCAN's Charles Langley said that California oil refineries are cutting back production trying to limit the supply of gas.
That increase should continue, said Langley who is calling for prices to rise at least a penny a day for another 30 days. Right now independent stations are buying gas on the wholesale market for more than they are selling it at the pump. Langley said that will force stations to raise prices.
Diesel prices are staying the same with only a slight increase over the weekend. The average price for diesel is $2.40.