Following eight straight weeks of increases, gasoline prices in various Southern California regions dipped slightly, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $4.169 a gallon for regular today – 1.6 cents higher than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.170 per gallon, which is seven tenths of a penny less than last week, 7.5 cents higher than last month, and 21 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $4.151, six tenths of a cent below last week, 7.2 above last month, and 18 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.223, down four tenths of a cent from last week, 11 cents higher than a month ago, and 24 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $4.137, down a penny from last week, 7 cents higher than last month, and 20 cents more than last year.
“Prices throughout the region dropped very slightly during the past week for the first time since July,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “It’s too soon to tell whether or not this signals the traditional fall downturn in prices, but at least consumers can expect the same price or lower at the pump as last week rather than an increase.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 13 averages are:
Los Angeles – Long Beach
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
Riverside – San Bernardino