Three Straight Weeks of Gas Price Drops

A third straight week of gas price drops has brought some individual Southland gas station prices below $4 in recent days, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $4.092 a gallon for regular today – 5.8 cents lower than last week.


The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.155 per gallon, which is 6.7 cents less than last week, 16 cents lower than last month, and 23 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $4.111, which is 6.4 cents below last week, 17 cents below last month, and 25 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.201, down 4.0 cents from last week, 10 cents lower than a month ago, and 23 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $4.115, down 7.4 cents from last week, 16 cents lower than last month, and 25 cents less than last year.


“Even though the price decreases are welcome relief, wIth a year-to-date Los Angeles average price of $4.02 a gallon, drivers in the Auto Club's fourth annual Spring Break Survey told us they are continuing to cut corners in their budget by dining out less and spending less on entertainment,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “The year-to-date average is just a few cents below the all-time annual record of 2012, which was $4.057.”


The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on March 21, averages are: 






Record Price


Los Angeles – Long Beach


-6.7 cents

 $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


-7.7 cents

 $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


-6.4 cents

 $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


-4.0 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San  Bernardino


-7.4 cents

 $4.688 (10/8/12)







-4.3 cents

 $4.648 (10/9/12)







-7.5 cents

   $4.689 (10/7/12)