Average gas price in San Diego County highest since August 2015

SAN DIEGO — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose Saturday for the 17th time in 20 days, increasing one-tenth of a cent to $3.547, its highest amount since Aug. 27, 2015.

The average price has increased 11.3 cents over the past 20 days, including seven-tenths of a cent on Friday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The only times it has not risen over the past 20 days was Monday when it dropped one-tenth of a cent, Sunday when it was unchanged and March 26 when it decreased one-tenth of a cent.

The average price is 1.7 cents more than one week ago, 15.7 cents higher than one month ago and 53.5 cents greater than one year ago. It has risen 42.5 cents since the start of the year.