Auto Club: Labor Day Travelers Can Celebrate Lower Gas Prices


(LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31, 2007) – Southern Californians planning to get away this holiday weekend will fill up their tanks for less compared to Labor Day in 2006, 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 $2.733, which is 5.5 cents cheaper than last week, 31 cents below last month, and 40 cents under last year. In San Diego, the price is $2.802, which is 3.4 cents below last week's price, 26 cents under last month, and 32 cents cheaper than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $2.964, down 5.2 cents from last week, 29 cents under last month, and 38 cents below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average price is $2.738, 4.3 cents below last week, 27 cents under last month, and 41 cents cheaper than last year.

"These are the best gas prices of the summer, with almost all Southland gas stations posting regular unleaded prices well under $3 a gallon," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp.

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 12:01 a.m., August 31:

Area RegularOne-week change Record price
Los Angeles – Long Beach $2.733- 5.5 cents $3.487 (5/9/2007)
Orange County $2.689- 3.1 cents $3.479 (5/8/2007)
San Diego $2.802- 3.4 cents $3.503 (5/8/2007)
Santa Barbara - Santa Maria - Lompoc $2.964- 5.2 cents $3.614 (5/15/2007)
Riverside - San Bernardino $2.738- 4.3 cents $3.486 (5/8/2007)
Bakersfield$2.791- 3.1 cents $3.489 (5/7/2007)
Las Vegas, NV $2.719- 2.0 cents $3.209 (5/29/2007)

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