Southern California gas prices stayed fairly steady over the past week with just slight increases in some areas, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.23 a gallon for regular unleaded, one cent higher than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.22 per gallon, which is one cent more than last week, five cents higher than a month ago, and 35 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.22, which is the same as last Thursday, five cents more than last month, and 35 cents lower than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.23, which is the same as last week, five cents higher than last month, and 44 cents lower than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.17, which is a penny more than last week, five cents higher than last month, and 33 cents lower than last year. In Bakersfield, the $3.15 average price is two cents higher than last week, five cents higher than last month, and 52 cents lower than a year ago today.
“Many Gulf Coast refineries closed ahead of Hurricane Laura’s landfall this morning, but initial reports indicate minimal damage to refinery facilities,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Also, Los Angeles is expecting a large shipment of imported gasoline components tomorrow, putting some downward pressure on wholesale gasoline prices.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Aug. 27, averages are: