San Diego County gas prices continue to rise

SAN DIEGO  — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose for the 16th time in the past 18 days Saturday, increasing 1 cent to $3.489.

The average price is 5.5 cents more than one week ago, 9.8 cents higher than one month ago and 47.6 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

It has risen 36.7 cents since the start of the year.