Local gas prices continued trickling downward in most Southern California cities, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.50 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is two cents less than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.57 per gallon, which is a penny lower than last week, three cents lower than a month ago, and 24 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.56, which is the same as last Thursday, three cents less than last month, and 28 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.58, which is four cents lower than last week, six cents lower than last month, and 25 cents higher than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.47, which is one cent lower than last week, four cents lower than last month, and 23 cents higher than last year. In San Bernardino, the $3.52 average price is two cents lower than last week, five cents lower than last month, and 25 cents higher than a year ago today.
“Southern California gasoline average prices continue to be the most expensive in the country, and recent declines in oil prices worldwide have not yet made much of an impact locally,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring.
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Feb. 13, averages are: