Gas Prices Tick Up In New Year

Gas Prices
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Motorists were greeted with higher fuel prices in the New Year as average fuel prices inched up again in the waning days of 2013, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $3.663 a gallon for regular today – 5.3 cents higher than last week.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.696 per gallon, which is 4.3 cents more than last week, 8 cents higher than last month, and 7 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.691, which is 5 cents above last week, 8 cents higher than last month, and 8 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.724, up 5.5 cents from last week, 8 cents higher than a month ago, and 8 cents more than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.674, up 5.4 cents from last week, 9 cents higher than last month, and 9 cents more than last year.

“It appears that as the New Year opened, prices increased for regular unleaded gasoline, and average prices have remained above $3.50 a gallon,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring.

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Jan. 2, averages are: 







Record Price


Los Angeles – Long Beach


+4.3 cents

 $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


+5.9 cents

 $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


+5 cents

 $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


+5.5 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San  Bernardino


+5.4 cents

 $4.688 (10/8/12)