(LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2007) – After two weeks of hovering at about the same levels, gas prices began heading down again last week by half a penny a day or more in most local 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 $3.071, which is 3.9 cents cheaper than last week, nine cents below last month, and twenty cents under last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.087, which is 4.1 cents below last week's price, 5.5 cents under last month, and 22 cents cheaper than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.302, down 2.9 cents from last week, 10.5 cents under last month, and eleven cents below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average price is $3.048, 4.1 cents below last week, eight cents under last month, and 24 cents cheaper than last year.
"We are seeing many more Southland gas stations this week with prices below $3 a gallon," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. "And Californians who are used to paying less for gas at out-of-state vacation destinations will probably be surprised to see very similar or even higher prices in other areas. Most states have average gas prices within 10 cents of $3 a gallon."
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 12:01 a.m., July 27:
|Area||Regular||One-week change||Record price|
|Los Angeles – Long Beach||$3.071||- 3.9 cents||$3.487 (5/9/2007)|
|Orange County||$3.020||- 5.0 cents||$3.479 (5/8/2007)|
|San Diego||$3.087||- 4.1 cents||$3.503 (5/8/2007)|
|Santa Barbara - Santa Maria - Lompoc||$3.302||- 2.9 cents||$3.614 (5/15/2007)|
|Riverside - San Bernardino||$3.048||- 4.1 cents||$3.486 (5/8/2007)|
|Bakersfield||$3.112||- 4.1 cents||$3.489 (5/7/2007)|
|Las Vegas, NV||$2.944||- 4.5 cents||$3.209 (5/29/2007)|