Despite the allowed switch to selling cheaper “winter blend” gasoline this past Sunday, gas prices moved very little over the past week, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.18 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is a penny lower than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.16 per gallon, which is one cent lower than last week, four cents lower than a month ago, and 96 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.15, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, four cents less than last month, and 91 cents lower than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.20, which is the same as last week, two cents lower than last month, and 96 cents lower than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.12, which is unchanged from last week, three cents lower than last month, and 90 cents lower than last year. In Bakersfield, the $3.12 average price is one cent less than last week, five cents lower than last month, and 95 cents lower than a year ago today.
“News reports of maintenance issues at Chevron refineries in El Segundo and Richmond may have something to do with gas prices staying where they are and not dropping as much as would be expected at this time of year,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring.
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Nov. 5, averages are: