Gas Prices Stabilize Across Southland

(LOS ANGELES – July 28, 2011) –Local gas prices moved down by less than half a penny in most areas over the past week, 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 $3.819 per gallon, which is one-tenth of one penny lower than last week, two cents lower than last month, and 70 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.823, an increase of half a penny from last week, one cent above last month, and 69 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.856, down 1.4 cents from last week, one-tenth of one cent lower than a month ago, and 67 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.793, which is one-tenth of one cent lower than last week, two cents lower than last month, and 69 cents more than last year.
 
“It’s good news that Southern California gas prices are no longer rising or are rising very little, but we are still paying prices that are 50 to 70 cents higher than during the summers of 2006 and 2010, although we are well below the $4.50-a-gallon prices of summer 2008,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.   
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of noon on July 28, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.819
     -0.1 cent
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.803
     -0.3 cent
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.823
     +0.5 cent
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.856
     -1.4 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.793
     -0.1 cent
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.814
      +0.2 cent
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.810
      -0.4 cent
 $4.625 (6/18/08)
 

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