Gas Prices Drop for Sixth Straight Week

(LOS ANGELES – June 16, 2011) –Southland gas prices dropped for a sixth straight week and have decreased by 45 cents so far since their 2011 peak in early May of nearly $4.30 a gallon, 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 $3.941 per gallon, which is 4.1 cents lower than last week, 29 cents lower than last month, and 89 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.906, a decrease of 3.9 cents from last week, 29 cents below last month, and 84 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.98, down 5.1 cents from last week, 28 cents lower than a month ago, and 84 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.906, which is 3.9 cents lower than last week, 30 cents lower than last month, and 87 cents more than last year.
 
“The regional average gas prices for Southern California are very close together right now – all are between $3.90 and $3.98 a gallon,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of noon on June 16, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.941
     -4.1 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.913
     -4.0 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.906
     -3.9 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.980
     -5.1 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.906
     -3.9 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.977
      -4.6 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.939
      -4.2 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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