San Diego Breaks Gas Price Record

Gas Prices


(SAN DIEGO, March 4, 2008) – San Diego set a new regular unleaded gas price record today at $3.518, inching past its previous record price of $3.503 set on May 8, 2007, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

San Diego joins several other California cities – all in northern California – that have already broken price records this month. San Francisco is the major metropolitan area with the state’s highest gas price average at $3.643. Most Southern California cities are within a penny or two of setting new price records.

“Prices have been rising very quickly and very early in the year from a point that wasn’t very low to begin with,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “The cheapest average price so far this year in San Diego was $3.07 on Feb. 4.”

San Diego’s previous record prices for each year since 2000 are:

Oct. 8, 2000: $1.894

May 23, 2001: $2.02

2002: No record price surpassing $2.02. Highest recorded price average was $1.68 on April 15.

March 20, 2003: $2.211

Oct. 21, 2004: $2.464

Sept. 5, 2005: $3.059

May 15, 2006: $3.437

May 8, 2007: $3.503