More Plateaus for Gas Prices

(LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2010) –Motorists continue to pay much the same price at the pump as they have for the last month during a rare springtime plateau in the Southland for gas prices, 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 $3.095 per gallon, which is four-tenths of a cent less than last week, 2.4 cents more than last month, and 77 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.119, which is two-tenths of a cent more than last week’s price, 3.7 cents above last month, and 76 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.175, three-tenths of a cent more than last week, five cents higher than a month ago, and 76 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.094, which is eight-tenths of a cent less than last week, two cents more than last month, and 77 cents more than last year.

“Prices in Washington, Utah and Idaho are now very similar to Southern California prices because local prices have remained stable while other states have experienced a more typical springtime spike,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 12 p.m. on April 15, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.095
    -0.4 cent
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.092
     -0.1 cent
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.119
    +0.2 cent
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.175
     +0.3 cent
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.094
     -0.8 cent
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.16
      +1.6 cent
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.103
      -0.1 cent
 $4.625 (6/18/08)
 

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