San Diego-In San Diego County, oil prices are rising and are only expected to rise.
“We have seen these gasoline prices rise week after week, and the main reason we see these pumps increase the shear demand for fuel is that more and more people feel comfortable traveling,” said tourism expert Doug Shupe. Southern California AAA.
Shupe said that due to suppressed travel demand, the price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline was about $1.17 higher than in San Diego during the same period last year. The current average price is $4.26 per gallon.
In Coronado on Monday, the price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $5.29 per gallon.
“This is the most shocking thing I have ever seen,” said Denver Freeman, who visited from Chicago.
At this price, Freeman said it must be liquid gold.
“I think it’s like $3 in Chicago, but more than $5 per gallon is like crazy,” Freeman said. “My mother said,’Are you kidding?’ They might think it was a joke.”
Because the price is so high, some people like Kelvin Ellis just fill up the gas tank by half.
“I don’t want to fill it up all the time,” Ellis said. “too expensive.”
Coronado resident Vida Pohl said: “We just got through the COVID, so it would be nice if it was a little bit less for everyone, but that’s the truth.”
For cheaper gasoline tanks, some people will go to places like Costco. They said the long lines are worth the wait.
But entering the holiday weekend of July 4, Shu Pei said that high oil prices may not prevent passengers from getting on the road.
“In fact, the Auto Club estimates that 3.3 million people in Southern California will travel 50 miles or more from their homes from Thursday to Monday,” he said.
On July 1, Shupei stated that the state’s incremental gasoline tax would increase the price of a can of gasoline by 6 to 12 cents.