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LA Average Gas Price At $3.50 – First Time Since March

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Gas prices in Southern California are continuing to climb upwards and the Los Angeles average price is now at $3.50 – the highest level since March 9 of last year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.43 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is three cents higher than last week.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.50 per gallon, which is six cents higher than last week, 26 cents higher than last month, and eight cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.46, which is six cents higher than last week, 23 cents more than than last month, and ten cents lower than last year.

On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.42, which is five cents higher than last week, 18 cents higher than last month, and 19 cents lower than last year.  In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.42, which is seven cents higher than last week, 24 cents higher than last month, and six cents lower than last year. In Bakersfield, the $3.33 average price is three cents higher than last week, 16 cents higher than last month, and 25 cents lower than a year ago today.

“The extra cost of producing the summer blend of gasoline is now being priced into the market,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Supply of California gasoline will continue to be an issue in coming months and years as local refineries work to comply with increased pollution restrictions in the state.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Feb. 4, averages are:

Feb 4 chart

 

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Marie Montgomery
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Jeffrey Spring
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Spring.Jeffrey@aaa-calif.com
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