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San Diego Gas Prices Continue To Rise

A San Diego gas station worker poses holding a gas nozzle, March 9, 2011.

Credit: Associated Press

Above: A San Diego gas station worker poses holding a gas nozzle, March 9, 2011.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose a tenth of a cent Tuesday to $3.127.

The average gas price has now risen 10 out of the past 11 days, including 2.3 cents over the three-day holiday weekend, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The price fell 10.8 cents during an 18-day streak of decreases that preceded the recent rise but has since grown by 6.2 cents.

Monday's average gas price of $3.126 was the highest it had been on New Year's Day since 2014, when it was at an all-time record high for New Year's Day at $3.692.

A record-breaking holiday travel season over the past two weeks drove the price up starting a little before Christmas, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.

"Almost half the country has seen gas price jumps," Spring said last week. "Here in California, reportedly demand has increased for gasoline exports to Mexico, reversing a bit of the six-week decline in prices at the pump."

Today's average gas price in San Diego County is 5.2 cents lower than a month ago but 4.2 cents more than one week ago and 31.6 cents higher than on this date last year. San Diego's average gas price is also 2.2 cents higher than the state average and 64.1 cents above the national average.

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