Gas Prices Drop for Second Straight Week

A second straight week of price declines at the pump brought Southern California gas prices about level with their highest point reached in 2011, 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 $4.285 per gallon, which is 4.7 cents less than last week, 10 cents higher than last month, and 23 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $4.270, 4.5 cents below last week, 10 cents above last month, and 26 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.332, down 3.7 cents from last week, 12 cents higher than a month ago, and 24 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $4.260, down 5.1 cents from last week, 10 cents higher than last month, and 24 cents more than last year.
 
“Prices continue to fall from the spike that occurred earlier this month, indicating that supply issues in California are being addressed or are at least not as bad as feared,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “However, the gas price drops have been smaller in recent days, so it’s uncertain how long the downward trend will continue.”
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 6 a.m. on May 31, averages are:
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$4.285
      -4.7 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$4.243
     -6.6 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$4.270
     -4.5 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$4.332
     -3.7 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$4.260
     -5.1 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$4.297
      -3.2 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$4.284
      -3.7 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)
 
 

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