Southland Gas Prices Take a Breather

(LOS ANGELES – Jan. 20, 2011) – Local pump prices moved very little in the last week and even decreased slightly in some areas, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.354 per gallon, which is half a penny more than last week, nine cents higher than last month, and 31 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.349, 1.1 cents less than last week, eight cents above last month, and 30 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.392, down one-tenth of one cent from last week, nine cents higher than a month ago, and 30 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.335, which is two-tenths of a cent lower than last week, eight cents higher than last month, and 30 cents more than last year.
 
“This is typically the time of year where gas prices stay steady or decrease,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “While it’s good news that prices are not going up at the moment, local drivers are shelling out three to five dollars more per fill-up than at this time last year.”
 
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 11 a.m. on Jan.20, averages are:
 
Area                   
 Regular
One-week
change
 
Record Price
 
Los Angeles – Long Beach
$3.354
     +0.5 cent
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Orange County
$3.349
     +0.8 cent
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
San Diego
$3.349
     -1.1 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
$3.392
     -0.1 cent
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
 
 
 
 
Riverside – San  Bernardino
$3.335
     -0.2 cent
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
$3.340
      +0.6 cent
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
 
 
 
 
Ventura
$3.360
      No change
 $4.625 (6/18/08)