Local Gas Prices in Most Regions Drop Slightly

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Gasoline prices around the Southland resumed downward or remained flat during the past week following a slight uptick during the prior week, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail state average is $2.829 a gallon for regular today, a penny lower than last week.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $2.934 per gallon, which is 1.8 cents lower than last week, 10 cents less than last month, and 30 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $2.877, which is 2.0 cents less than last week, 10 cents lower than last month, and 34 cents less than this time last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $2.931, 0.2 cents more than last week, 7 cents lower than a month ago, and 33 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $2.859, 1.2 cents lower than last week, 9 cents less than last month, and 32 cents less than last year.

“The LA wholesale market seems to have settled down from last week, but retail prices really haven’t reflected the wholesale drop, yet and continued to inch up in a couple of regions,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Even though prices overall are lower than last year, it pays for consumers to shop around. Consumers can use the AAA mobile app to find the cheapest local gas prices.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Nov. 12, averages are: 

Area

Regular

One-week

change

Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach

$2.934

-1.8 cent 

  $4.705 (10/9/12)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$2.898

 -2.7 cents

  $4.690 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$2.877

   -2.0 cents

  $4.725 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc

$2.931

   +0.2 cent

  $4.709 (6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

Riverside – San Bernardino

$2.859

  -1.2 cents

  $4.688 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Ventura

$2.923

  -1.2 cents

  $4.689 (10/7/12)

 

Bakersfield                                               $2.854      +0.5 cents    $4.648 (10/9/12)