Gas Prices Drop Quickly in Southland

(LOS ANGELES – Dec. 1, 2011) –Gas prices dropped by a penny a day in most Southern California areas over the past week, 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 $3.687 per gallon, which is seven cents lower than last week, 18 cents lower than last month, and 55 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.671, a decrease of 7.7 cents from last week, 18 cents below last month, and 52 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.759, down 4.1 cents from last week, 17 cents lower than a month ago, and 57 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.680, down 7.4 cents from last week, 16 cents lower than last month, and 56 cents more than last year.
“The Southern California pump price averages haven’t been this low since February of this year,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “So far, the average gas price for 2011 in Southern California is about $3.84, so drivers are now paying 10 to 20 cents below that average. However, prices are still more than 50 cents higher than this time last year.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of noon on Dec. 1, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
     -7.0 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     -7.8 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     -7.7 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     -7.4 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      -5.4 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      -6.6 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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