Gas Prices Now $1 Higher Than This Time Last Year

(LOS ANGELES – April 7, 2011) –Southland gas prices kept right on going after passing the $4 mark last week and all major local cities are now posting averages of $4.10 and above, 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 $4.124 per gallon, which is 6.9 cents more than last week, 21 cents higher than last month, and $1.02 higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $4.112, an increase of 7.1 cents over last week, 19 cents above last month, and a dollar higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.149, up 4.9 cents from last week, 21 cents higher than a month ago, and 96 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $4.097, which is 6.7 cents higher than last week, 22 cents higher than last month, and a dollar more than last year.
“With prices that are a dollar higher than this time last year, most drivers are feeling an impact on their budgets,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Consumers can get an idea of the true cost of operating their vehicles with AAA’s new ‘Your Driving Costs’ brochure available at local branches and online at”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 2 p.m. on April 7, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
     +6.9 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     +7.1 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     +7.1 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
     +4.9 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     +6.7 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      +4.9 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      +6.7 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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