Local Gas Prices Rise For Third Straight Week

Southern California gas prices continued moving upward for the third straight 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 $3.853 per gallon, which is 2.3 cents more than last week, 10.7 cents higher than last month, and 4 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.838, 2.8 cents above last week, 11.6 cents above last month, and 2 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.884, up 2.2 cents from last week, 7.2 cents higher than a month ago, and 2 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.816, up 3 cents from last week, 10.2 cents higher than last month, and 2 cents more than last year.
 
“Oil prices are still in the $85-$90 a barrel range and providing some upward pressure to gas prices,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “However, other states have seen much larger price increases over the past month. Drivers in Chicago are now paying $3.98 on average – higher than any Southland area, while New York City drivers are paying $3.91 on average and Detroit gas is averaging $3.87.”
  
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Aug. 2, averages are:
 

Area                   

 Regular

One-week

change

 

Record Price

 

Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.853
     +2.3 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.836
     +3.0 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.838
     +2.8 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.884
     +2.2 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.816
     +3.0 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.804
      +2.0 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.842
      +2.6 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.853
      +2.3 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.836
     +3.0 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.838
     +2.8 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.884
     +2.2 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.816
     +3.0 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.804
      +2.0 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.842
      +2.6 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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