Auto Club: Gas Price Records Continue For Third Week



(LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2008)Gas prices were broken throughout Southern California for the third consecutive 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 $3.858, which is 5.2 cents more than last week, 24 cents higher than last month, and 54 cents above last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.894, which is 6.2 cents higher than last week’s price, 26 cents above last month, and 55 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.966, up 4.7 cents from last week, 22 cents above last month, and 53 cents more than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average price is $3.878, 6.5 cents over last week, up 26 cents from last month, and 54 cents higher than last year.

“For more than one-third of 2008 so far, California has been setting new daily price records for gasoline,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Gas conservation is a top concern for motorists, so they should ensure their tires are properly inflated and that they adopt a smooth driving style to maximize their fuel economy.”

 

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 12:01 a.m., April 25:
 

Area                   

 Regular

One-week

change

 

Record Price

 

Los AngelesLong Beach

$3.858

    + 5.2 cents

 $3.858 (4/24/08)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$3.820

    + 6 cents

 $3.820 (4/24/08)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$3.894

    + 6.2 cents

 $3.894 (4/24/08)

 

 

 

 

Santa BarbaraSanta MariaLompoc

$3.966

    + 4.7 cents

 $3.966 (4/24/08)

 

 

 

 

RiversideSan  Bernardino

$3.878

    + 6.5 cents

 $3.878 (4/24/08)

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

$3.817

    + 7.8 cents

 $3.817 (4/24/08)

 

 

 

 

Las Vegas, NV

$3.546

    + 6.8 cents

 $3.546 (4/24/08)