Auto Club: Holiday Drivers Benefit From Ten Straight Weeks Of Price Drops

(LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2008)Southern Californians will keep a little more green in their wallets as they gas up for holiday weekend getaways, with pump prices dropping for the tenth week in a row, 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 $3.897 per gallon, which is 7.9 cents less than last week, 44 cents lower than last month, and $1.15 above last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.868, which is 5.5 cents under last week’s price, 41 cents below last month, and $1.06 higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.011, down 10.6 cents from last week, 42 cents below last month, and $1.04 more than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.867, which is 7.9 cents under last week, down 44 cents from last month, and $1.12 higher than last year.

“We are expecting a slight decline of 1.4 percent in the number of travelers this Labor Day weekend, at least partly because of the high gas prices that motorists have been paying all year,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “However, the freeways will still be crowded with travelers this weekend. To save gas, time and money, drivers should try to travel during off-peak periods.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 12:01 a.m. Aug. 29:

 
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Area                   

 Regular

One-week

change

 

Record Price

 

Los AngelesLong Beach

$3.897

    - 7.9 cents

 $4.626 (6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$3.862

    - 6.8 cents

 $4.598 (6/19/08)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$3.868

    - 5.5 cents

 $4.630 (6/19/08)

 

 

 

 

Santa BarbaraSanta MariaLompoc

$4.011

    - 10.6 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)

 

 

 

 

RiversideSan  Bernardino

$3.867

    - 7.9 cents

 $4.614 (6/22/08)

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

$4.024

    - 4.8 cents

 $4.591 (6/24/08)

 

 

 

 

Las Vegas, NV

$3.695

    - 6.9 cents

 $4.279 (6/21/08)