Slight Gas Price Increases

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Southern California gas prices posted net gains for the week after dropping slightly for a day or two in many areas, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $3.988 a gallon for regular today, 1.8 cents more than last week.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.061 per gallon, which is 1.6 cents more than last week, 16.5 cents higher than last month, and 4 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $4.023, which is 1.6 cents above last week, 13 cents higher than last month, and 5 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.069, up 1.6 cents from last week, 17 cents higher than a month ago, and 9 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $4.014, up 1.3 cents from last week, 14 cents more than last month, and 6 cents less than last year.

“Average prices are now almost as high as they were at this time last year,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “So far in 2014, Los Angeles motorists have paid a net average price of $3.797 for regular unleaded fuel. At this time last year, the 2013 year-to-date average price was $3.934 – nearly 14 cents higher.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on March 27, averages are: 






Record Price


Los Angeles – Long Beach


+1.6 cents

 $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


+1.2 cents

 $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


  +1.6 cents

 $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


+1.6 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San  Bernardino


+1.3 cents

 $4.688 (10/8/12)



+1.5 cents

   $4.689 (10/7/12)