Gas Price Averages Drop Near $4

(LOS ANGELES – June 2, 2011) –Southern California drivers enjoyed another nickel or so of gas price drops during the past week, but so far no local average prices have broken below the $4 a gallon mark, 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 $4.045 per gallon, which is 4.8 cents lower than last week, 23 cents lower than last month, and $1.03 higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $4.005, a decrease of 4.7 cents from last week, 25 cents below last month, and 99 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.088, down 5.1 cents from last week, 22 cents lower than a month ago, and $1.01 above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $4.00, which is 4.6 cents lower than last week, 25 cents lower than last month, and $1 more than last year.
 
“A new Auto Club summer travel poll shows that two-thirds of Southern Californians are moving their budgets around to save in other areas in order to finance their summer trips, at least in part because of the gas price spike this spring,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “But with gas prices about a quarter lower per gallon than last month and still moving down, the good news is they may be able to afford an additional trip or a longer vacation.”
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of noon on June 2, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$4.045
     -4.8 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$4.013
     -5.2 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$4.005
     -4.7 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$4.088
     -5.1 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$4.00
     -4.6 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$4.069
      -4.8 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$4.049
      -5.2 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)
 

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