The good news is, it is still 22 cents less less than one year ago.
by Deanne Goodman
The stretch of 29 increases in 30 days that boosted the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in the Imperial ValleyÂ to its highest amount since Aug. 2 ended Monday when it dropped three- tenths of a cent to $3.938.
Despite Mondayâ€™s slight decrease, the average price in ImperialÂ County is 15.4 cents more than one week ago and 81.1 cents higher than one month ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. However, it is 22 cents less less than one year ago.
The recent increases stem for a nearly 30-cent increase in the wholesale price last weekend caused by reports of production problems at an unidentified refinery, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern Californiaâ€™s corporate communications manager.