More Plummeting For Local Gas Prices

Many Southern California cities saw gas prices drop by about a penny a day in the last week, bringing the majority of gas station prices under $4 a gallon, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $3.871 a gallon for regular today – 6.1 cents lower than last week.

 

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.904 per gallon, which is 7.3 cents less than last week, 18 cents lower than last month, and 21 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.904, which is 5.8 cents below last week, 15 cents below last month, and 19 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.005, which is 4.8 cents below last week, 11 cents lower than a month ago, and 12 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.892, down 6.7 cents from last week, 15 cents lower than last month, and 19 cents less than last year.

 

“For the first time all summer, drivers are paying less now at the pump than they were at the same time last year,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Because of supply issues in other parts of the country, right now California drivers are paying about the same amount for gas as those in Connecticut, Idaho, New York and Washington, D.C.”

 

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Aug. 8, averages are: 

Area                   

Regular

One-week

change

 

Record Price

 

Los Angeles – Long Beach

$3.904 

-7.3 cents

 $4.705 (10/9/12)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$3.867

-8.1 cents

 $4.690 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$3.904

    -5.8 cents

 $4.725 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc

$4.005

-4.8 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

Riverside – San  Bernardino

$3.892

-6.7 cents

 $4.688 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

$3.862

-7.2 cents

 $4.648 (10/9/12)

 

 

 

 

Ventura

$3.906

-8.0 cents

   $4.689 (10/7/12)