first_img Posted: April 10, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Radio talk show host Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the reason why gas prices are increasing.The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Tuesday to its highest amount since Aug. 5, 2015, increasing 3.6 cents to $3.868.The average price has risen 22 consecutive days and 28 of the past 29, increasing 54.6 cents, including 1.8 cents on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 23.4 cents more than one week ago, 55.2 cents higher than one month ago and 31.4 cents greater than one year ago.Sully listed 7 different reasons why gas prices are so high and may continue to rise:1. The usual excuse – the switch to summer blends and of course.2. Rising demand, It’s partly due to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, whose members have done a fairly good job of working together to reduce output, thereby making oil more expensive.3. Iran. What’s up with Iran you might ask? Well Washington is coming under increasing pressure to ratchet up sanctions on Iran and make good on the President’s promise to get Iranian oil exports down to zero and that causes a supply and demand issue.4. Venezuela’s oil industry is in a shambles,” Hackett said, adding that the U.S. had been Venezuela’s largest trading partner in petroleum.5. And this summer, a second iteration of the state gas tax — passed in 2017 by the Legislature and signed into law by then-Gov. Jerry Brown — will go into effect.6. But the real reason may be that there is also a bit of an oil infrastructure problem – Prices at the gas pump are also rising as maintenance work at refineries is squeezing supply.7. Overall refinery utilization is only 86%, compared with 93% a year ago. The good news? This may be a temporary problem. April 10, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 9:16 AMcenter_img Bob ‘Sully’ Sullivan: The Reason Gas Prices Are Increasing Categories: California News, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img