Gas Prices Head Toward Lowest Levels of 2013

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Southern California gas prices are just about a nickel above their lowest levels of the year after seven straight weeks of drops, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $3.649 a gallon for regular today – 5.1 cents lower than last week.

 

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.668 per gallon, which is 4.8 cents less than last week, 20 cents lower than last month, and 31 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.669, which is 4.7 cents below last week, 19 cents below last month, and 26 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.713, down 4.1 cents from last week, 23 cents lower than a month ago, and 33 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.633, down 4.6 cents from last week, 20 cents lower than last month, and 29 cents less than last year.

 

“Los Angeles wholesale fuel prices dipped again to levels not seen since last December in the past week, and it's conceivable within the next week or two that drivers will be paying less than they were on Jan. 1, the previous low point for 2013 gas prices,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “But even with all these price drops, Southern California drivers as of next Tuesday will have paid an average gas price of $3.50 or higher for 1,000 consecutive days.”

  

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Nov. 7, averages are: 

 

Area                   

Regular

One-week

change

 

Record Price

 

Los Angeles – Long Beach

$3.668

-4.8 cents

 $4.705 (10/9/12)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$3.637

-5.1 cents

 $4.690 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$3.669

-4.7 cents

 $4.725 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc

$3.713

-4.1 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

Riverside – San  Bernardino

$3.633

-4.6 cents

 $4.688 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

$3.673

-6.2 cents

 $4.648 (10/9/12)

 

 

 

 

Ventura

$3.638

-4.8 cents

   $4.689 (10/7/12)