Auto Club Weekend Gas Watch: Little Movement At The Pump

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Southern California travelers paid slightly higher gas prices this week over last week in most areas, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail state average is $2.901 a gallon for regular today, one-tenth of a cent less than last Thursday.
 
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $2.968 per gallon, which is 0.5 cent higher than last week, 10 cents higher than last month, and 58 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $2.938, which is 0.7 of a cent higher than last week, nine cents higher than last month, and 57 cents less than this time last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.000, 1.2 cents more than last week, 12 cents higher than a month ago, and 49 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $2.915, 0.6 cent more than last week, 10 cents more than last month, and 57 cents less than last year.
 
“With a AAA-estimated 43 million drivers on the road this Fourth of July holiday, this year continues to see Americans traveling in record numbers,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “A rebounding economy and gas prices across the country that reflect substantial yearly savings are contributing to gasoline demand and vehicle miles traveled that are both on track to set all-time highs for 2016.”
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on July 7, averages are: 
 

Area

Regular

One-week

change

Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach

$2.968

+0.5 cent

  $4.705 (10/9/12)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$2.957

-0.6 cents

  $4.690 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$2.938

+0.7 cents

  $4.725 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara – Santa Maria –

Lompoc

$3.000

+1.2 cents

  $4.709 (6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

Riverside – San Bernardino

$2.915

+0.6 cents

  $4.688 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Ventura

$2.943

+0.4 cents

  $4.689 (10/7/12)

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

$2.888

+0.9 cents

 $4.648 (10/9/12)