(LOS ANGELES – Nov. 10, 2011) –Gas prices see-sawed again in most Southern California areas and began dropping slightly last week after increasing slightly the previous 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 $3.866 per gallon, which is three tenths of a cent lower than last week, 5.2 cents higher than last month, and 75 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.849, a decrease of two tenths of a cent from last week, 4.9 cents above last month, and 72 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.911, up 1.2 cents from last week, 6.2 cents higher than a month ago, and 74 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.833, down four tenths of a cent from last week, 4.5 cents higher than last month, and 73 cents more than last year.
“Although not as high as they were in the spring, gas prices continue to weigh on the minds of Southern California consumers according to a recent Auto Club travel and spending poll,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Half of those surveyed online said they will take at least one trip this winter, but indicated they are being more price sensitive.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of noon on Nov. 10, averages are:
Los Angeles – Long Beach
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
Riverside – San Bernardino