Auto Club: All Major Local Cities Under $3 Per Gallon

(LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2009) Southern California gas prices continued to head downward at a good penny-per-day clip over the past week, bringing average prices under $3 a gallon for all major local regions, 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 $2.869 per gallon, which is 6.3 cents less than last week, 15 cents lower than last month, and $1.65 less than last year. In San Diego, the price is $2.834, which is 8.7 cents less than last week’s price, 19 cents below last month, and $1.65 lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $2.96, down 6.2 cents from last week, nine cents below last month, and $1.64 below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $2.857, which is 6.9 cents less than last week, 15 cents less than last month, and $1.64 less than last year.

“This is the fourth straight week of gas price decreases, and each week we’ve seen prices drop a little faster,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Plentiful supplies and flat demand are giving drivers a break and bringing us July gas prices at levels we haven’t seen since 2005.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 2 p.m. on July 16, averages are:
 

Area                    

 Regular

One-week

change

 

Record Price

 

Los AngelesLong Beach

$2.869

    -6.3 cents

 $4.626 (6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$2.860

    -5.9 cents

 $4.598 (6/19/08)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$2.834

    -8.7 cents

 $4.630 (6/19/08)

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc

$2.960

    -6.2 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

RiversideSan  Bernardino

$2.857

     -6.9 cents

 $4.614 (6/22/08)

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

$2.961

     -6.1 cents

 $4.591 (6/24/08)

 

 

 

 

Ventura

$2.869

     -6.7 cents

 $4.625 (6/18/08)