(LOS ANGELES – Nov. 23, 2011) –As 2.8 million of the projected 3.3 million Southern California Thanksgiving travelers drive to their weekend getaways, they will get a bit of a break in filling their gas tanks, 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 $3.757 per gallon, which is 5.9 cents lower than last week, 13 cents lower than last month, and 61 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.748, a decrease of 5.2 cents from last week, 12 cents below last month, and 59 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.800, down 7.6 cents from last week, 10 cents lower than a month ago, and 62 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.754, down 4.9 cents from last week, 10 cents lower than last month, and 62 cents more than last year.
“We haven’t seen gas prices this low since the end of August, although they are higher than they’ve ever been at this time of the year,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Right now, Southern California drivers can pay $3.50 a gallon or even less in many areas if they shop around.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of noon on Nov. 23, averages are:
Los Angeles – Long Beach
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
Riverside – San Bernardino