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Average San Diego County Gas Price Inches Up to Record High

The national average price remained unchanged at a record $4.593

NBC Universal, Inc.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County inched up to a new record high Sunday, rising rose two-tenths of a cent to $6.024, one day after increasing one-tenth of a cent.

The average price is 7.7 cents more than one week ago, 28.6 cents higher than one month ago and $1.865 greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

A run of 16 increases in 17 days totaling 24.4 cents ended Friday when the average price was unchanged.

The national average price remained unchanged at a record $4.593.

"The reasons for the increase are not just the (Ukraine) war and some refinery supply issues, but also inflation and competition for resources to produce diesel fuel, which is about 50 cents more expensive than regular unleaded gasoline," said Doug Shupe, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.

"Memorial Day travel will likely add to the demand for gasoline. The Auto Club expects an 11% increase in holiday weekend travel volume compared to last year."

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