San Diego County Gas Prices Reaches Highest Since October 2012

Written by Vincent Cain

On Friday, the average price of a gallon of gas in San Diego County rose by 1.9 cents to $4.596, which is the highest amount since Oct. 16, 2012. According to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service, this is the largest daily increase since Feb. 25 at 2.4 cents.

The average price is 4.8 cents higher than one week ago, 20.6 cents more than a month ago, and $1.45 higher than from a year ago.

The average price seemed to have stabilized earlier this week, only rising a tenth of a cent on Sunday and dropping back down a tenth of a cent on Tuesday. 

The remarkably high gas prices come as SANDAG and Democrats are pushing for a mileage tax on San Diego residents, which taxes people based on how much they drive. It doesn’t help that on a national level, the Biden administration continues to pursue anti-gas policies that are driving up the cost of gas everywhere. Today, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, “Our view is that the rise in gas prices over the long term makes an even stronger case for doubling down our investment and focus on clean energy options.” 

In many places throughout San Diego County, people have noticed that gas prices have reached well over five dollars for a single gallon of regular gas. A Shell gas station in Coronado even got up to $5.40 and was captured by KUSI

It almost seems like us in California are living in the movie “Groundhog Day” living through the exact same scenario each day. But instead of a groundhog showing his shadow, all we see are gas prices going higher and higher.

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