Most Southland Stations Now Below $4 a Gallon

(LOS ANGELES – June 9, 2011) – Southern California gas stations quickly replaced the “4”s in front of their prices with “3”s in the past week as almost all regions posted gas price averages below $4, 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 $3.982 per gallon, which is 6.3 cents lower than last week, 30 cents lower than last month, and 91 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.945, a decrease of six cents from last week, 31 cents below last month, and 94 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.031, down 5.7 cents from last week, 28 cents lower than a month ago, and 89 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.945, which is 5.5 cents lower than last week, 31 cents lower than last month, and 90 cents more than last year.
“As prices are dropping, we are seeing some wider gaps between the cheapest and most expensive gas stations, so consumers should continue to aggressively price shop using tools like or the Triptik iPhone/Android app,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Drivers in the Coachella Valley area can find prices in the $3.60 to $3.70 range, and there are a few stations in the greater LA and San Diego regions that have prices under $3.80 a gallon.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of noon on June 9, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
     -6.3 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     -6.0 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     -6.0 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
     -5.7 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     -5.5 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      -4.6 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      -6.8 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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