Gas Price Drops

Gas Prices
hand at gas pump

Southern California travelers enjoyed mostly price declines this week over last week’s holiday, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail state average is $2.866 a gallon for regular today, 3.5 cents less than last Thursday.
 
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $2.922 per gallon, which is 4.6 cent lower than last week, 2 cents higher than last month, and $1.18 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $2.904, which is 3.4 cents lower than last week, 3 cents lower than last month, and $1.25 less than this time last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $2.974, 2.6 cents less than last week, 3 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.02 less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $2.881, 2.4 cents less than last week, 3 cents more than last month, and $1.19 less than last year.
 
“As is often the case, drivers on the West Coast continue to pay the most expensive gas prices in the nation; but we continue to experience the most substantial yearly savings at the pump,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Californians are paying about 93 cents a gallon less than a year ago  contributing to gasoline demand and increased numbers of travelers on the road.”
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on July 14, averages are: 

Area

Regular

One-week

change

Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach

$2.922

-4.6 cents

  $4.705 (10/9/12)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$2.911

-0.4 cents

  $4.690 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$2.904

-3.4 cents

  $4.725 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara – Santa Maria –

Lompoc

$2.974

-2.6 cents

  $4.709 (6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

Riverside – San Bernardino

$2.881

-2.46 cents

  $4.688 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Ventura

$2.907

-3.6 cents

  $4.689 (10/7/12)

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

$2.871

-1.7 cents

 $4.648 (10/9/12)

 

 

Media Contacts

Elaine Beno
(714) 885-2324
Beno.Elaine@aaa-calif.com
Jeffrey Spring
(714) 885-2333
Spring.Jeffrey@aaa-calif.com