The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.009 per gallon, which is seven-tenths of a penny less than last week, 11 cents less than last month, and 24 cents less than last year. In San Diego, the price is $2.983, which is one-tenth of one cent more than last week’s price, 14 cents below last month, and 24 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.084, up two-tenths of a penny from last week, 12 cents lower than a month ago, and 22 cents below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $2.985, which is three-tenths of a cent less than last week, 12 cents less than last month, and 26 cents less than last year.
“With gas prices rising rapidly in other parts of the country over the last week, it’s unlikely we will see continued decreases at the pump locally and prices have started rising already in some Southern California communities,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Oil prices have surged from about $65 a barrel last month to $80 now, which has helped fuel those price increases in other states.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 11 a.m. on Oct. 22, averages are:
Los Angeles – Long Beach
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
Riverside – San Bernardino