SD Gasoline Prices
Date: 04-11-2008 2:12 AM - Word Count: 281

SD Gasoline Prices
   Gas Price Reaches Another Record
   Eds: Marie Montgomery or Jeffrey Spring of the Auto Club can be reached
at (714) 885-2333.
   SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The price of gasoline hit another record in San Diego
County this week, driven by steady hikes in the cost of crude, the Automobile
Club of Southern California reported today.
   The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline reached a
record $3.755 Wednesday, erasing the previous record of $3.675 set last Friday.
The price has since dropped one-tenth of a cent and stands at $3.754 today --
7.9 cents more than last week, 17.5 cents more than last month and 45 cents
more than at this time last year.
   ``California gas prices have increased by almost 20 percent since the
beginning of the year, but as bad as that is, oil industry analysts point out
that the price increases for diesel, jet fuel and heating oil since the
beginning of the year have been even higher,'' Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey
Spring said.
   ``The $100-a-barrel prices for crude oil are the primary driver behind
all of these fuel price increases."
   The Auto Club provided this breakdown of gasoline prices in selected
portions of California and Nevada as of today: