Gas Prices Stay Above $3.10 for Fifth Straight Week

(LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2010) – Southern California gas price averages hovered above $3.10 a gallon for the fifth straight week, moving up by a penny or less over the past seven days, 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 $3.125 per gallon, which is 1.2 cents more than last week, three cents higher than last month, and 28 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.131, one penny higher than last week’s price, three cents above last month, and 21 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.196, up one cent from last week, four cents higher than a month ago, and 24 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.105, which is nine-tenths of a cent higher than last week, three cents higher than last month, and 27 cents more than last year.
“Prices aren’t moving much in any direction either in Southern California or around the country,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.  “Supplies continue to be stable while demand remains steady.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on July 22, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
     +1.2 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     +1.0 cent
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     +1.1 cent
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
     +1.0 cent
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     +0.9 cent
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      +0.7 cent
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      +0.4 cent
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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