Auto Club: Another Week Of Slight Price Downturns

(LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2009) – A few more Southern California gas stations are displaying prices under $3 a gallon as prices continued trickling down over the past 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 $3.087 per gallon, which is 3.1 cents less than last week, six cents more than last month, and 52 cents less than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.071, which is 4.4 cents less than last week’s price, five cents above last month, and 54 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.179, down 2.4 cents from last week, four cents higher than a month ago, and 52 cents below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.064, which is 3.7 cents less than last week, five cents more than last month, and 54 cents less than last year.

“Gas prices continue to come down slowly locally, although they are dropping by about a penny a day nationally at the moment,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “A Southern California refinery had a fire last week and that may play a role in preventing prices from dropping more quickly.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on Oct. 1, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
    -3.1 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
    -3.0 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
    -4.4 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
    -2.4 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     -3.7 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
     -3.1 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
     -3.0 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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