Auto Club: Sub-$2 Gas Prices Reappear After Three Weeks of Declines



(LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2009) Gas prices under $2 a gallon are cropping up here and there around Southern California after a third straight week of gas price decreases, 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 $2.175 per gallon, which is 3.6 cents less than last week, four cents lower than last month, and $1.33 less than last year. In San Diego, the price is $2.197, which is 3.7 cents less than last week’s price, six cents below last month, and $1.40 lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $2.267, down three cents from last week, five cents below last month, and $1.43 below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $2.166, which is 3.6 cents under last week, five cents less than last month, and $1.41 less than last year.

“Granada Hills, Fullerton, Whittier, San Diego and Ontario are among the cities with at least one gas station priced at $1.99 or less this week,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “It’s possible that several more cities will see prices under $2 in the next few days.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 3:07 a.m. on March 13.

(A downloadable Word version of the gas price chart is available.)
 
Area Regular
One-week
change


2008
Lowest
Price
Record
Price


Los Angeles –
Long Beach

$2.175

- 3.6 cents

$1.720
(12/16/08)
$4.626
(6/21/08)

 

 



 

 

 

Orange County

$2.159

- 3.7 cents

$1.707
(12/17/08)
$4.598
(6/19/08)

 

 



 

 

 

San Diego

$2.197

- 3.7 cents

$1.707
(12/15/08)
$4.630
(6/19/08)

 

 



 

 

 

Santa Barbara
– Santa Maria
– Lompoc

$2.267

- 3.0 cents

$1.780
(12/16/08)
$4.709
(6/21/08)

 

 



 

 

 

Riverside –
San Bernardino

$2.166

- 3.6 cents

$1.692
(12/16/08)
$4.614
(6/22/08)

 

 



 

 

 

Bakersfield

$2.285

- 4.5 cents

$1.785
(12/15/08)
$4.591
(6/24/08)

 

 



 

 

 

Ventura

$2.196

- 2.8 cents $1.737 (12/16/08)$4.625 (6/18/08)