Gas Price Averages Near $4.60 In Most Areas

(LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2008)Southern California gas prices continued to chart new territory this week and are now over one dollar higher than their 2007 record levels, 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 $4.626 per gallon, which is 8.3 cents more than last week, 70 cents higher than last month, and $1.41 above last year. In San Diego, the price is $4.630, which is 6.2 cents higher than last week’s price, 67 cents above last month, and $1.44 higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.703, up 9.2 cents from last week, 64 cents above last month, and $1.28 more than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $4.612, 7.9 cents over last week, up 68 cents from last month, and $1.44 higher than last year.

“More than 30 states now have gas price averages topping $4 a gallon,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Driving smoothly and evenly, bundling your trips to cut down on miles driven and maintaining your vehicle and tire pressure are crucial to helping you save as much as possible on fuel costs.”


The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 12:01 a.m., June 20:






Record Price


Los AngelesLong Beach


    + 8.3 cents

 $4.626 (6/19/08)





Orange County


    + 6.6 cents

 $4.598 (6/19/08)





San Diego


    + 6.2 cents

 $4.630 (6/19/08)





Santa BarbaraSanta MariaLompoc


    + 9.2 cents

 $4.708 (6/18/08)





RiversideSan  Bernardino


    + 7.9 cents

 $4.612 (6/19/08)







    + 5.5 cents

 $4.585 (6/18/08)





Las Vegas, NV


    + 7.8 cents

 $4.276 (6/19/08)