(LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2008) - For the first time since June, local gas prices are within a dollar of their levels at this time last year, as price drops continued for the 12th straight week, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.783 per gallon, which is 6.9 cents less than last week, 33 cents lower than last month, and 96 cents above last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.786, which is 5.7 cents under last week's price, 27 cents below last month, and 89 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.954, down 1.7 cents from last week, 29 cents below last month, and 93 cents more than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.767, which is 6.8 cents under last week, down 32 cents from last month, and 93 cents higher than last year.
"Hurricane warnings and evacuations are continuing to push up prices in other parts of the country, but so far Southern California gas prices have not been affected," said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 12:01 a.m. Sept. 12:
Los Angeles – Long Beach
- 6.9 cents
- 6.3 cents
- 5.7 cents
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
- 1.7 cents
Riverside – San Bernardino
- 6.8 cents
- 9.3 cents
Las Vegas, NV
- 3.4 cents