Gas Prices Move Up for Eighth Straight Week

For the eighth straight week, pump prices increased throughout the Southland, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $4.169 a gallon for regular today – 1.6 cents higher than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.177 per gallon, which is 1.6 cents more than last week, 29 cents higher than last month, and 22 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $4.157, 2.2 cents above last week, 29 cents above last month, and 19 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.227, up 1.7 cents from last week, 33 cents higher than a month ago, and 26 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $4.147, up 1.7 cents from last week, 29 cents higher than last month, and 21 cents more than last year.
“Local gas prices have risen by nearly 50 cents since July, when Southland motorists were paying about $3.70 a gallon on average at the pump,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “So far, the year-to-date average price for California gas is $4.04, 23 cents above the 2011 annual average price of $3.81.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 6 averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
+1.6 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
+2.0 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
+2.2 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
+1.7 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
+1.7 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
+0.8 cent
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
+2.1 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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