As AAA reports about one-third of Californians are planning fall trips, today’s average gas prices indicate travelers will pay significantly less to fill up than at this time during 2018 and 2019, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.20 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is one cent lower than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.19 per gallon, which is one cent lower than last week, three cents lower than a month ago, and $1.04 lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.18, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, four cents less than last month, and $1.01 lower than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.22, which is unchanged from last week, one cent lower than last month, and 99 cents lower than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.14, which is the same as last week, three cents lower than last month, and $1.02 lower than last year. In Bakersfield, the $3.15 average price is the same as last week, one cent lower than last month, and 98 cents lower than a year ago today.
“Supplies of the ‘summer blend’ of California gasoline are still plentiful, but prices are still just inching downward,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “However, fall gas prices have not been this low since 2017, and the 80 percent of fall travelers who plan to drive to their destinations will save about $16 per fill-up compared to last year at this time.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Oct. 15, averages are: