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Gas Prices Continue Inching Up; Now Over $1 Higher Than Last Year

Sunrise at gas station by Don DeBold
Photo by Don DeBold https://www.flickr.com/photos/ddebold/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/

Southern California gas prices remain just shy of $4 a gallon but are continuing to inch upward in most areas, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.94 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is one cent higher than last week.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.99 per gallon, which is two cents higher than last week, nine cents higher than last month, and $1.06 higher than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.99, which is two cents higher than last week, 11 cents more than than last month, and $1.10 higher than last year.

On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.96, which is three cents higher than last week, 12 cents higher than last month, and 97 cents higher than last year.  In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.92, which is two cents higher than last week, nine cents higher than last month, and $1.15 higher than last year. In Bakersfield, the $3.84 average price is one cent higher than last week, 10 cents higher than last month, and $1.08 higher than a year ago today.

“The upward pressure on gas prices that California typically experiences each spring has eased a little, but prices are still trending upward and the average price may top $4 a gallon soon,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring.

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on April 15, averages are:

April 15

 

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