As the local economy continues to reopen, fuel demand is gradually increasing and has now pushed up gas prices for seven straight weeks, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.06 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is four cents higher than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.07 per gallon, which is up three cents compared to last week, 15 cents higher than a month ago, and 65 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.08, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, 19 cents more than last month, and 63 cents lower than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.10, which is three cents higher than last week, 13 cents higher than last month, and 73 cents lower than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.04, which is five cents higher than last week, 22 cents higher than last month, and 59 cents lower than last year. In San Bernardino, the $3.03 average price is four cents higher than last week, 21 cents higher than last month, and 66 cents lower than a year ago today.
“Yesterday’s California Energy Commission Fuels Report looking at the previous week showed that California-blend gasoline production is down about 15 percent from this time last year, which is the second-highest level of weekly production since the COVID-19 shutdowns began and an indication that gasoline demand continues to grow,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring.
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on June 25, averages are: