Auto Club: Gas Prices Level Off in Southland

(LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2010) –Gas prices dipped slightly over the past week in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area and rose just slightly elsewhere locally, 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 $3.072 per gallon, which is three-tenths of a cent less than last week, 12 cents more than last month, and 93 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.085, which is two-tenths of a penny more than last week’s price, 15 cents above last month, and 92 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.148, up 1.9 cents from last week, 15 cents higher than a month ago, and 91 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.072, which is eight-tenths of a cent more than last week, 13 cents more than last month, and 94 cents more than last year.

“Southern Californians have seen some wild price swings in prior years during the spring, but luckily so far the increases have been fairly moderate,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on March 18, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
    -0.3 cent
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     +1.1 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     +0.2 cent
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
     +1.9 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     +0.8 cent
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      +0.6 cent
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      +0.3 cent
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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