More Southern California Gas Stations Dip Below $3

(LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8, 2009) – Southern California gas prices continued to trickle downward over the past week even as prices began to rise nationally, 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 $3.051 per gallon, which is 3.6 cents less than last week, four cents less than last month, and 47 cents less than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.032, which is 3.9 cents less than last week’s price, six cents below last month, and 49 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.137, down 4.2 cents from last week, seven cents lower than a month ago, and 46 cents below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.028, which is 3.6 cents less than last week, five cents less than last month, and 48 cents less than last year.

“Southern California gas prices began dropping in September about three weeks after the rest of the country, so we are continuing to see price declines while many other states are having price plateaus,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on Oct. 8, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.051
    -3.6 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.042
    -3.7 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.032
    -3.9 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.137
    -4.2 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.028
     -3.6 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.107
     -4.0 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.044
     -4.2 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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