Holiday Gift for Drivers: Six Straight Weeks of Lower Gas Prices

(LOS ANGELES – Dec. 15, 2011) –Southern California drivers have a few more dollars to spend on stocking stuffers after a sixth straight week of gas price declines, 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 $3.583 per gallon, which is 4.4 cents lower than last week, 25 cents lower than last month, and 32 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.568, a decrease of 5.1 cents from last week, 26 cents below last month, and 30 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.614, down 6.4 cents from last week, 27 cents lower than a month ago, and 31 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.559, down 5.6 cents from last week, 27 cents lower than last month, and 32 cents more than last year.
“Drivers in most local areas should now be able to find gas stations charging less than $3.50 a gallon,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “It’s important to aggressively price shop now to encourage further competition, because prices are still 30 cents higher than this time last year.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of noon on Dec. 15, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
     -4.4 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     -4.8 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     -5.1 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
     -6.4 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     -5.6 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      -6.8 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      -4.0 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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