As Thanksgiving draws nearer and fewer Southern Californians are planning to travel for the holiday, gas prices continue to be stable, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.18 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is the same as last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.16 per gallon, which is unchanged from last week, four cents lower than a month ago, and 91 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.15, which is also the same as last Thursday, three cents less than last month, and 88 cents lower than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.19, which is one cent lower than last week, three cents lower than last month, and 94 cents lower than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.11, which is down a penny from last week, three cents lower than last month, and 87 cents lower than last year. In Bakersfield, the $3.11 average price is one cent less than last week, five cents lower than last month, and 94 cents lower than a year ago today.
“Some of the low-price leaders among local gas stations have dropped their prices over the past week, but most pump prices are not budging right now,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “We would normally see prices start to drop toward the end of the year, and that still may happen.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Nov. 12, averages are: