S.F.’s gas prices highest in nation as thefts multiply

A national survey says the average price for regular gasoline rose about 15 cents in the last two weeks.

Of the cities surveyed, the highest average was in San Francisco at $3.95. Across California, the statewide average for one gallon of regular unleaded gas was $3.90, mid-grade was at $4.01 and premium at $4.11.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline nationwide Friday was $3.62 a gallon, up 15 cents from two weeks ago. Mid-grade was at $3.74 and premium was $3.85, according to the Lundberg Survey of 7,000 stations nationwide released Sunday.

The soaring gas prices have led to a spurt in gas thefts in the Bay Area. Suspects cut a hole in the gas tank of a 2006 Jeep Liberty parked last week at a garage near the Century 20 Theater in Daly City and drilled a hole in the tank of a Chevy Silverado two weeks ago, authorities said. In San Jose, police reported 10 incidents of gas thefts during the last couple of weeks, most of which targeted larger trucks and vans belonging to businesses.

An area food bank fell victim to the crime wave recently when 200 gallons of gas were siphoned from three of its delivery trucks.

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