Southern California Gas Prices Continue to Fall

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Southland gas prices have dropped for the sixth straight week, pushing the state average and some regions below $3 per gallon, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail state average is $2.958 a gallon for regular today, 6.1 cents less than last week.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.087 per gallon, which is 7.8 cents less than last week, 47 cents less than last month, and 63 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.022, which is 7.8 cents less than last week, 45 cents lower than last month, and 68 cents less than this time last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.055, 9.0 cents less than last week, 46 cents lower than a month ago, and 66 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.005, 7.5 cents lower than last week, 45 cents less than last month, and 66 cents less than last year.

“For the first time since June 2009, every state has an average below $3 per gallon,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “The pace of the weekly price drops in Southern California has slowed to about a penny a day in most areas, but we expect many regions to still fall below $3 per gallon.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Oct. 1, averages are: 






Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach


    -7.8 cents  

  $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


 -6.7 cents

  $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


   -7.8 cents

  $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


   -9.0 cents

  $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San Bernardino


  -7.5 cents

  $4.688 (10/8/12)







 -7.3 cents

  $4.689 (10/7/12)


Bakersfield                                            $2.952      -6.3 cents    $4.648 (10/9/12)