Gas Prices Linger Above $3

(LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2010) –Gas prices continue to go nowhere fast throughout Southern California during a lull near the $3.10 average mark in most places that has lasted for about a month, 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 $3.088 per gallon, which is seven-tenths of a cent less than last week, 1.4 cents less than last month, and 76 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.108, which is 1.1 cents less than last week’s price, eight-tenths of a cent above last month, and 75 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.183, eight-tenths of a cent less than last week, two cents higher than a month ago, and 75 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.090, which is four-tenths of a cent less than last week, also four-tenths of a cent less than last month, and 77 cents more than last year.

“Prices throughout the U.S. as well as in Southern California seem to be at a standstill at the moment,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Mixed news about the economy so far has prevented a spring  spike, but prices aren’t falling either because demand does tend to increase at this time of year.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on April 22, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.088
    -0.7 cent
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.082
     -1.0 cent
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.108
    -1.1 cent
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.183
     -0.8 cent
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.090
     -0.4 cent
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.149
      -1.1 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.095
      -0.8 cent
 $4.625 (6/18/08)
 

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