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Auto Club: Sub-$2 Gas Prices Reappear After Three Weeks of Declines

(LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2009) Gas prices under $2 a gallon are cropping up here and there around Southern California after a third straight week of gas price decreases, 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 $2.175 per gallon, which is 3.6 cents less than last week, four cents lower than last month, and $1.33 less than last year. In San Diego, the price is $2.197, which is 3.7 cents less than last week’s price, six cents below last month, and $1.40 lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $2.267, down three cents from last week, five cents below last month, and $1.43 below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $2.166, which is 3.6 cents under last week, five cents less than last month, and $1.41 less than last year.

“Granada Hills, Fullerton, Whittier, San Diego and Ontario are among the cities with at least one gas station priced at $1.99 or less this week,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “It’s possible that several more cities will see prices under $2 in the next few days.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 3:07 a.m. on March 13.

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


Los Angeles –
Long Beach


- 3.6 cents







Orange County


- 3.7 cents







San Diego


- 3.7 cents







Santa Barbara
– Santa Maria
– Lompoc


- 3.0 cents







Riverside –
San Bernardino


- 3.6 cents









- 4.5 cents









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