Auto Club: Gas Prices Head Down For Fourth Straight Week

(LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2009) About a month of half-cent daily decreases has brought gas prices under $3 a gallon in two Southern California regions – San Diego and Riverside/San Bernardino, 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 $3.016 per gallon, which is 3.5 cents less than last week, 13 cents less than last month, and 39 cents less than last year. In San Diego, the price is $2.982, which is five cents less than last week’s price, 18 cents below last month, and 40 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.082, down 5.5 cents from last week, 15 cents lower than a month ago, and 40 cents below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $2.988, which is four cents less than last week, 14 cents less than last month, and 40 cents less than last year.

“The last time prices were at this level was the second week in August, so Southern Californians have spent more than two months paying gas prices above $3 a gallon,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 11 a.m. on Oct. 15, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
    -3.5 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
    -3.7 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
    -5.0 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
    -5.5 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     -4.0 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
     -3.5 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
     -3.2 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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