SoCal Gas Prices Drop By Double Digits

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This week, Southern California gas prices dropped by double digits in the last week, bringing the total per-gallon drop in prices since mid-July to more than a dollar in most areas, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail state average is $3.103 a gallon for regular today, 13.1 cents less than last week.


The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.271 per gallon, which is 16.4 cents less than last week, 56 cents less than last month, and 51 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.217, which is 15.1 cents less than last week, 55 cents lower than last month, and 55 cents less than this time last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.241, 17.1 cents less than last week, 52 cents lower than a month ago, and 58 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.188, 16.5 cents lower than last week, 56 cents less than last month, and 55 cents less than last year.


“Currently,13 California metropolitan areas have average prices under $3 a gallon, but they’re all in Northern California,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. 


The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 17, averages are: 






Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach


    -16.4 cents  

  $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


 -17.1 cents

  $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


   -15.1 cents

  $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


   -17.1 cents

  $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San Bernardino


  -16.5 cents

  $4.688 (10/8/12)







 -16.1 cents

  $4.689 (10/7/12)


Bakersfield                                           $3.348      -9.2 cents    $4.648 (10/9/12)