For the fifth straight week, Southern California gas prices changed by just a penny or less, remaining within a dime or less of all-time record levels, according to the Auto Club’s Weekend Gas Watch. The average price for self-serve regular gasoline in California is $4.65, which is down one cent for the week and six cents below the record price of $4.71 reached in late November. The average national price is $3.30, which is the same as a week ago.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.68 per gallon, which is unchanged for the second straight week, one cent below last month, $1.37 higher than last year and four cents lower than the record price. In San Diego, the average price is $4.63, which is unchanged for the second straight week, unchanged from last month, $1.33 higher than last year, and nine cents below its record price.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.62, which is a penny higher than last week, unchanged from last month, $1.33 higher than last year, and eight cents below the record. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $4.60, which is one cent below last Thursday, two cents lower than last month, $1.36 higher than last year and eight cents below the record. In Bakersfield, the $4.60 average price is one cent less than last Thursday, four cents lower than last month, $1.39 higher than a year ago today and six cents lower than the record price.
“Oil prices are at their highest level since November, when many California areas set new gas price records.” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “However, gas prices locally aren’t going up much because they never dropped much below their November levels.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Jan. 13, averages are: