Local Gas Prices Move Up

(LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2010) – Southern California gas prices finally gave in to pressure caused by high oil prices from earlier this month and moved solidly upward in the last week in most areas, 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 $3.153 per gallon, which is four cents more than last week, two cents higher than last month, and 18 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.162, which 4.7 cents more than last week’s price, one cent above last month, and 21 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.199, up a penny from last week, one cent higher than a month ago, and 15 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.144, which is 4.7 cents higher than last week, two cents higher than last month, and 19 cents more than last year.
“With pump prices skyrocketing in many other states over the last few weeks, it’s not surprising to see local prices moving up as well in response to oil prices, even though the price for a barrel of oil has plunged in recent days,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Thanksgiving travelers will be paying about 20 cents per gallon more than they were at this time last year.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on Nov. 18, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
     +4.0 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     +4.6 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     +4.7 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
     +1.0 cent
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     +4.7 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      +4.6 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      +3.6 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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