Southland Gas Prices Dip By Double Digits For Second Week

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A few gas stations in Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire and San Diego have posted prices below $3 a gallon for the first time since 2011 as gas prices continue a dramatic slide downward, falling by double digits in most areas for the second straight week, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail state average is $3.347 a gallon for regular today, 10.5 cents less than last week.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.379 per gallon, which is 9.9 cents less than last week, 33 cents less than last month, and 35 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.362, which is 11.5 cents less than last week, 34 cents lower than last month, and 36 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.416, 10.6 cents less than last week, 32 cents lower than a month ago, and 35 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.329, down 10.8 cents from last week, 34 cents less than last month, and 36 cents less than last year.

“Consumers are benefiting from a 30 percent drop in the price of oil since June,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “The national gas price average is about to dip below $3 for the first time since 2010 after dropping 67 cents since late June. In California, the price average has dropped by nearly 80 cents since early July and by 90 cents from the peak 2014 price average of $4.26 in April.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Oct. 30, averages are: 





Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach


   -9.9 cents

$4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


-10.9 cents

$4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


   -11.5 cents

$4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


 -10.6 cents

$4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San Bernardino


-10.8 cents

$4.688 (10/8/12)



 -11.0 cents

$4.689 (10/7/12)







-11.5 cents

$4.648 (10/9/12)