LA, San Diego Gas Price Averages Still Below $4

(LOS ANGELES – March 24, 2011) – Southern California gas prices crept up by one or two cents in the past week, leaving most metropolitan areas with average prices under $4 a gallon, 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 $3.987 per gallon, which is 1.6 cents more than last week, 38 cents higher than last month, and 90 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.982, one-tenth of one cent more than last week, 37 cents above last month, and 87 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.046, up 2.6 cents from last week, 40 cents higher than a month ago, and 88 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.96, which is 1.4 cents higher than last week, 38 cents higher than last month, and 86 cents more than last year.
“Although gas prices barely moved in the past week, the oil and wholesale gasoline market remain volatile amid concerns about world unrest and disasters, so it’s hard to say whether the pump price increases are coming to an end,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 3 p.m. on March 24, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
     +1.6 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     +2.1 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     +0.1 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
     +2.6 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     +1.4 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      +1.5 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      +1.7 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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