The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County is now $3.922, seven-tenths of a cent higher than on Sunday, and 85.5 cents more than a year ago.
The price per gallon at all four stations in La Jolla is more than the country average. Three out of four of those stations, top the $4 mark per gallon. The cost per self-serve regular gas at on Torrey Pines Road was $3.99 per gallon on Monday followed by $4.01 per gallon at on La Jolla Boulevard and Pearl Street, $4.09 at the on La Jolla Village Drive near Interstate 5, and $4.19 at the on Pearl.
The county increase is the 32nd in 34 days, and brings the average price up 14.9 cents over last week and 52.7 cents over last month, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The price is at highest since Aug. 21, 2008.
The statewide average of $3.897 is the highest in the nation.
Analysts said the rising prices at the pump are a result of increasing prices for imported crude oil.
City News Service contributed to this report.