(LOS ANGELES – Sept. 20, 2012) –Southern California gas prices posted a second straight week of net decreases, but have been heading back up in the last couple of days, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $4.149 a gallon for regular today – 1.4 cents lower than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.157 per gallon, which is 1.3 cents less than last week, 3.9 cents higher than last month, and 21 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $4.133, 1.8 cents below last week, 4.8 cents above last month, and 21 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.186, down 3.7 cents from last week, 4.2 cents higher than a month ago, and 21 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $4.124, down 1.3 cents from last week, 2.7 cents higher than last month, and 21 cents more than last year.
“With prices heading back up in the last couple of days, Southern Californians aren’t yet getting the sustained relief at the pump that often occurs in the fall months,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “The price of oil has been so volatile in recent weeks that it’s hard to say where gas prices are headed in the coming days.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 20, averages are:
Los Angeles – Long Beach
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
Riverside – San Bernardino