Gas Price Averages Set To Dip Below $4

Gas price averages in many areas could dip below $4 a gallon in coming days for the first time in more than two months if current decreases continue, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $4.003 a gallon for regular today – 4.3 cents lower than last week.


The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.035 per gallon, which is 4.9 cents less than last week, 21 cents lower than last month, and 24 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $4.014, which is 4.4 cents below last week, 19 cents below last month, and 25 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.110, down 5.1 cents from last week, 15 cents lower than a month ago, and 22 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $4.012, down 4.1 cents from last week, 20 cents lower than last month, and 26 cents less than last year.


“Gas prices hit a plateau at the start of this month after dropping for several weeks, but luckily that was just a pause and not a signal that they were reversing course,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “The year-to-date average price that Southern Californians have been paying is still very close to the 2012 average annual price of more than $4 a gallon, which was an all-time record for annual averages.”


The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on April 11, averages are: 






Record Price


Los Angeles – Long Beach


-4.9 cents

 $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


-5.2 cents

 $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


-4.4 cents

 $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


-5.1 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San  Bernardino


-4.1 cents

 $4.688 (10/8/12)







-3.1 cents

 $4.648 (10/9/12)







-4.1 cents

   $4.689 (10/7/12)