Gas Prices Edge Upward

Gas prices inched up slightly over the past week, with averages continuing to hold steady above $3 a gallon for the eighth week in a row for most areas, 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 $3.105 per gallon, which is 1.7 cents more than last week, nine-tenths of one cent more than last month, and 77 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.124, which is 1.6 cents more than last week’s price, 1.8 cents above last month, and 77 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.184, one-tenth of a cent more than last week, two cents higher than a month ago, and 73 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.099, which is nine-tenths of a cent more than last week, one-tenth of a cent more than last month, and 78 cents more than last year.

“California gas prices continue to remain stable for the most part while other states are inching toward our price averages, which are usually the highest in the continental U.S.,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Nine states now have gas price averages above $3 a gallon – Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, New York, Utah and Washington.”
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on April 29, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.105
    +1.7 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.098
     +1.6 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.124
     +1.6 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.184
     +0.1 cent
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.099
     +0.9 cent
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.173
      +2.4 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.109
      +1.4 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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