Southland Gas Prices Drop For Fourth Week

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Stabilized fuel supplies have allowed local gas prices to drop by about 30 cents since early March, although they are still about 75 cents higher than at the end of January, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail state average is $3.177 a gallon for regular today, 5.6 cents less than last week.


The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.223 per gallon, which is 5.8 cents less than last week, 29 cents less than last month, and 85 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.209, which is 5.4 cents less than last week, 24 cents lower than last month, and 83 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.214, 6.5 cents less than last week, 23 cents lower than a month ago, and 87 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.196, down 5.2 cents from last week, 24 cents less than last month, and 84 cents less than last year.


“Los Angeles wholesale gasoline prices have fluctuated, but so far they have remained at levels allowing many local gas stations to charge close to or less than $3 a gallon,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “We encourage drivers to shop around for low-priced fuel near them by using apps such as the free AAA app.”


The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on April 2, averages are: 







Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach   


   -5.8 cents

  $4.705 (10/9/12)  





Orange County


-6.5 cents

$4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


   -5.4 cents

$4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc 


 -6.5 cents

$4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San Bernardino


 -5.2 cents

$4.688 (10/8/12)







 -5.4 cents 

$4.689 (10/7/12)







-3.7 cents

$4.648 (10/9/12)