(Victor Valley) – If there is one thing that seems to be on everyone’s mind lately it is the seemingly meteoric rise in gas prices over the last week or so. The average price of gas in San Bernardino County, according to gasbuddy.com is $4.26 per gallon, up from $4.01 a week ago, and $3.68 a month ago.
Jeffrey Spring, spokesman for the Automobile Club of Southern California, explained some of reasons behind the rise in prices, “A little over a week ago a large refinery up in Washington state caught fire. That means the refinery will be shut down for a number of weeks until they repair the damage. And it does provide a lot of the gasoline to this market. That’s what really has been pushing up our gasoline up this week.”
“Other refineries here in California have been reducing their production capacity because of maintenance, which they usually do during January and February because demand usually is lowest.”
Also events going on internationally, especially with of all the saber rattling going on in the Middle East, Smith says, tends to cause a lot of uncertainty in the market.
So, what can we do to save money on gas? Here are a few tips from the Automobile Club:
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