Gas Prices Hover Above $3.10 for Sixth Straight Week

(LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2010) – Southern California gas price held steady over the past week and stayed above $3.10 for the sixth straight 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 $3.122 per gallon, which is three-tenths of one cent less than last week, three-tenths of a cent higher than last month, and 27 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.132, one-tenth of one penny higher than last week’s price, three-tenths of a cent above last month, and 30 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.20, up four-tenths of one cent from last week, also four-tenths of a cent higher than a month ago, and 26 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.11, which is half a cent higher than last week, four-tenths of a cent lower than last month, and 27 cents more than last year.
 
“This year has continued to exhibit unusual stability with regard to gas prices,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.  “Summer travelers are finding it much easier to predict their gasoline expenses than in prior years.”
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on July 29, averages are:
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.122
     -0.3 cent
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.122
     -0.1 cent
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.132
     +0.1 cent
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.200
     +0.4 cent
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.110
     +0.5 cent
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.211
      +0.1 cent
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.125
      -0.7 cent
 $4.625 (6/18/08)