The average price of a gallon of self-service regular gasoline in San Diego County rose for the fourth day in a row on Sunday, rising four-tenths of a cent to $5.78, a day after posting its biggest increase since March 23, up 2 cents.
The average price has increased 5 cents in the last four days after a streak of 23 declines in 29 days for a total of 28.8 cents.
The price increase is the result of a substantial increase in wholesale gasoline prices in Los Angeles, said Doug Shupe, manager of corporate communications for the Automobile Club of Southern California.
The average price is 3.8 cents higher than a week ago and $1,706 higher than a year ago but 19 cents lower than a month ago, according to figures from AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.
After falling to its lowest level since Wednesday March 10, the average price has risen to its highest level since April 13.
City News Service contributed to this article.