Auto Club: Gas Prices Trickle Down For Second Week

(LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2009) For the second week in a row, Southern California drivers have been getting a break at the pump with slightly lower gas prices, 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 $2.211 per gallon, which is 2.8 cents less than last week, nine cents higher than last month, and $1.27 less than last year. In San Diego, the price is $2.234, which is 2.2 cents less than last week’s price, eight cents above last month, and $1.30 lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $2.297, down 2.3 cents from last week, up nine cents from last month, and $1.32 below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $2.202, which is 2.8 cents under last week, seven cents more than last month, and $1.29 less than last year.

“Lower demand has continued to help push prices downward,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “However, gas prices in many other parts of the country have been increasing over the past week. Even though all areas of Southern California are ending the week with price decreases, some areas have experienced zigzagging prices -- moving up one day and down the next day.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 3:07 a.m. on March 6.

(A downloadable Word version of the gas price chart is available.)
 
Area Regular
One-week
change


2008
Lowest
Price
Record
Price


Los Angeles –
Long Beach

$2.211

- 2.8 cents

$1.720
(12/16/08)
$4.626
(6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$2.196

- 2.7 cents

$1.707
(12/17/08)
$4.598
(6/19/08)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$2.234

- 2.2 cents

$1.707
(12/15/08)
$4.630
(6/19/08)

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara
– Santa Maria
– Lompoc

$2.297

- 2.3 cents

$1.780
(12/16/08)
$4.709
(6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

Riverside
– San
Bernardino

$2.202

- 2.8 cents

$1.692
(12/16/08)
$4.614
(6/22/08)

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

$2.330

- 1.1 cents

$1.785
(12/15/08)
$4.591
(6/24/08)

 

 

 

 

Ventura

$2.224

- 2.5 cents
$1.737
(12/16/08)
$4.625
(6/18/08)