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:
Los Angeles – Long Beach
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
Riverside – San Bernardino