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SoCal Gas Price Increases Are Slower, But Northern California Posts All-Time Record Prices After Storm-Caused Refinery Outages

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Southern California gas prices moved a few cents higher this week, while storm-related refinery closures pushed prices in many Northern California areas to new all-time records, according to the Auto Club’s Weekend Gas Watch.  The average price for self-serve regular gasoline in California is $4.58, which is five cents higher than last week.  The average national price is $3.40, which is three cents higher than a week ago.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.57 per gallon, which is three cents higher than last week, 16 cents higher than last month, and $1.39 higher than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $4.52, which is up three cents from last week, 17 cents higher than last month, and $1.36 higher than last year.

On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.51, which is three cents higher than last week, 15 cents higher than last month, and $1.31 higher than last year.  In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $4.48, which is three cents higher than last week, 16 cents higher than last month, and $1.36 higher than last year. In Bakersfield, the $4.49 average price is four cents higher than last week, 14 cents higher than last month, and $1.35 higher than a year ago today.

“Southern California gas price averages are still 13 to 20 cents below their all-time record levels in 2012, but several Northern California communities set new records this week when the heavy rainstorm affected their local refinery production,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Oil prices remain at very high levels and that is driving up prices around the U.S. during a time we would normally see price decreases.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Oct. 28, averages are:

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