The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.14 per gallon, which is 4.5 cents more than last week, nine cents more than last month, and 61 cents less than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.151, which is 3.6 cents more than last week’s price, nine cents above last month, and 62 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.227, up 3.3 cents from last week, 12 cents higher than a month ago, and 64 cents below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.129, which is 4.5 cents more than last week, nine cents more than last month, and 61 cents less than last year.
“Reports of scaled-back production in California refineries helped cause a rise in wholesale prices, which quickly made its way to consumers at the pump,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “However, we seem to be back at a plateau again as prices in the rest of the country continue to head downward.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on Sept. 17, averages are:
Los Angeles – Long Beach
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
Riverside – San Bernardino