Second Week of 2011 Brings More Gas Price Increases

(LOS ANGELES – Jan. 13, 2011) – Gas prices continued to climb upward slowly over the past week, 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 $3.349 per gallon, which is 1.7 cents more than last week, nine cents higher than last month, and 28 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.360, eight-tenths of a cent more than last week, 10 cents above last month, and 29 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.393, up 2.1 cents from last week, nine cents higher than a month ago, and 28 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.337, which is 1.8 cents higher than last week, 10 cents higher than last month, and 29 cents more than last year.
 
“On Jan. 13, 2008, prices averaged $3.299 in Los Angeles-Long Beach, $3.311 in San Diego, and $3.403 in Santa Barbara – about a nickel below current levels in Los Angeles and San Diego and a penny more than current price averages in Santa Barbara,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “At this time in 2008, gas prices were starting to drop by one or two cents a day. Unfortunately that trend has not yet developed this year, likely because crude oil prices remain high.”
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 11 a.m. on Jan.13, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.349
     +1.7 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.341
     +1.0 cent
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.360
     +0.8 cent
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.393
     +2.1 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.337
     +1.8 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.394
      +1.8 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.360
      +2.7 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)