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Gas Prices Post Biggest Weekly Price Jump Since March; San Francisco, San Luis Obispo Are Almost At All-Time Records

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Higher oil prices and lower fuel production have pushed up gas prices by nine cents from last Thursday in most Southern California regions, according to the Auto Club’s Weekend Gas Watch.  The average price for self-serve regular gasoline in California is $4.53, which is seven cents higher than last week.  The average national price is $3.37, which is also seven cents higher than a week ago.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.54 per gallon, which is nine cents higher than last week, 14 cents higher than last month, and $1.36 higher than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $4.49, which is up nine cents from last week, 14 cents higher than last month, and $1.31 higher than last year.

On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.48, which is nine cents higher than last week, 13 cents higher than last month, and $1.28 higher than last year.  In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $4.45, which is nine cents higher than last week, 14 cents higher than last month, and $1.33 higher than last year. In Bakersfield, the $4.45 average price is six cents higher than last week, eight cents higher than last month, and $1.31 higher than a year ago today.

“This is the biggest week-over-week price jump since March and there is not one obvious reason for it other than oil prices reaching multi-year highs, which has also affected pump prices around the U.S.,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Prices in two California areas – San Francisco and San Luis Obispo – are now within a few cents of their all-time record levels, but most other California regions are about 20 cents below their highest-ever gas prices.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Oct. 21, averages are:

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