Little Movement for Gas Prices

(LOS ANGELES – Aug. 4, 2011) –Local gas price averages remained stuck above $3.75 a gallon after very little movement in the past 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 $3.816 per gallon, which is three-tenths of one penny lower than last week, two cents higher than last month, and 70 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.816, a decrease of seven-tenths of a cent from last week, four cents above last month, and 68 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.863, up seven-tenths of a cent from last week, three cents higher than a month ago, and 68 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.793, unchanged from last week, three cents higher than last month, and 69 cents more than last year.
 
“Southern California gas prices have averaged above $3.75 a gallon since the beginning of March,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Those taking a road trip to other parts of the country won’t find much relief there, either. No state except Arizona has gas price averages below $3.50 a gallon.”   
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of noon on Aug. 4, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.816
     -0.3 cent
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.799
     -0.4 cent
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.816
     -0.7 cent
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.863
     +0.7 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.793
     No change
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.825
      +1.1 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.798
      -1.2 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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