Auto Club: Slight Decreases Keep Gas Prices Near $3

(LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2010) –Southland gas prices continued to drop slightly over the past week, continuing the downward trend for a fourth straight 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 $2.975 per gallon, which is two cents less than last week, nine cents less than last month, and 77 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $2.965, which is 2.9 cents less than last week’s price, 10 cents below last month, and 72 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.022, down 1.8 cents from last week, eight cents lower than a month ago, and 73 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $2.959, which is 2.3 cents less than last week, 1.3 cents less than last month, and 87 cents more than last year.

“Prices have started ticking upward in some Southern California areas in the last couple of days, indicating they may be starting to flatten out,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Gas prices typically begin a spring increase in late February or early March, but it remains to be seen if this is the last week of price declines.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on Feb. 11, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$2.975
    -2.0 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$2.966
     -1.6 cent
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$2.965
     -2.9 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.022
     -1.8 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$2.959
     -2.3 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.025
      -3.1 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$2.954
      -1.2 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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