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Auto Club: Biggest One-Week Jump Of The Year For SoCal Gas Prices

CA GAS WATCH

Most Southern California metro areas saw the biggest one-week gas price increase of 2024 in the last week, according to the Auto Club’s Weekend Gas Watch. The average price for self-serve regular gasoline in California is $5.20, which is 17 cents higher than a week ago. The average national price is $3.57, which is three cents higher than a week ago.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $5.23 per gallon, which is 15 cents more than last week, 33 cents higher than last month, and 34 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $5.21, which is 15 cents higher than last week, 31 cents higher than last month, and 31 cents higher than this time last year.

On the Central Coast, the average price is $5.19, which is 14 cents higher than last week, 33 cents higher than last month, and 33 cents higher than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $5.13, which is 17 cents higher than last week, 35 cents higher than last month and 34 cents higher than a year ago. In Bakersfield, the $5.07 average price is 14 cents more than last week, 36 cents more than last month, and 16 cents higher than a year ago today.

“Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) reports that maintenance work continues at the Wilmington section of Phillip 66’s Los Angeles refinery, and the Chevron refinery in El Segundo reported an unplanned breakdown-related flaring on Monday,” said Auto Club Spokesperson Doug Shupe. “OPIS also stated that West Coast refinery production was down in the last week as well as gasoline inventories based on Energy Information Administration reports.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on April 4, averages are:

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