Gas Prices Hold Steady

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After all Southern California gas price averages climbed over $3 a gallon last week, they are holding steady at their highest levels of the year so far, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail statewide average is $3.09 a gallon for regular unleaded, unchanged from a week ago.
 
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.07 per gallon, which is the same as last week, five cents higher than last month, and 24 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.03, which is unchanged last week, three cents higher than last month, and 21 cents more than this time last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.08, the same as last week and last month, and 22 cents higher than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.02, which is unchanged from last week, four cents more than this time last month, and 23 cents more than last year.

“Gas prices in many Southern California areas are at their highest levels of the year, but that’s only about 20 to 25 cents higher than the lowest prices of the year in January,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring.  “We’ve experienced a remarkably stable spring for gas prices for the second year in a row, and whether prices rise or fall from here will depend on whether local refineries continue to produce needed local supply.”

 

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on June 1, averages are:

 

Area

Regular

1-week change

Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach

$3.07

 No change

 $4.70 (10/9/12)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$3.06

 +1 cent

 $4.69 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$3.03

 No change

 $4.72 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara – Santa Maria –Lompoc

$3.08

 No change

 $4.70 (6/21/08)

 

Riverside/San Bernardino

$3.02

 No change

 $4.68 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Ventura

$3.03

 No change

 $4.68 (10/7/12)

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

$3.03

 +2 cents

 $4.64 (10/9/12)

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