San Diego Gas Prices Are Dropping — Here's by How Much -

San Diego Gas Prices Are Dropping — Here’s by How Much

San Diego gas prices are continuing their descent, though the pace of the fall is slow. Here’s what you should know.

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in San Diego County has dropped 15.7 cents in the past 20 days, according to a new AAA survey seen by NBC San Diego. Most recently, San Diego gas prices dropped by a half cent to $5.197 on Sunday.

If you’re looking for recent historical context, the average price of a gallon of gas in San Diego is 7.2 cents less today than one week ago. It’s also 18.3 cents less than a month ago. On the other hand, San Diego gas prices are still higher year-over-year. Compared to this same time in 2023, gas prices are about 37.1 cents higher.

The highest gas price in San Diego County in recent years was blocked on Oct. 5, 2022, when prices reached a record high of $6.435 per gallon. Since then, the average price of a gallon of gas has dropped by more than $1.

A spokesperson for AAA said that national gas prices have continued a “glacial descent” because of weak domestic demand and lower oil costs. Across the country, gas prices dropped two-tenths of a cent to an average of $3.591 per gallon on Sunday.

Luckily for those driving in San Diego or planning their summer road trips, the national decrease in gasoline costs is “not likely to change anytime soon,” according to the AAA spokesperson.

Drivers living in America’s Finest City can count themselves lucky. Along with the decrease in gas prices, San Diego also recently ranked as the best city in California for drivers.

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