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Auto Club: Gas Prices Stable For Third Week

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Unplanned flaring at two Los Angeles refineries this week has not yet caused price increases, but could be preventing prices from dropping, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.53 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is the same as last week.
 
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.59 per gallon, which is one cent lower than last week, five cents lower than a month ago, and 28 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.58, which is one cent lower than last Thursday, six cents less than last month, and 32 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.62, which is two cents lower than last week, 11 cents lower than last month, and 29 cents higher than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.50, which is the same as last week, three cents lower than last month, and 31 cents higher than last year. In San Bernardino, the $3.56 average price is one cent lower than last week, six cents lower than last month, and 31 cents higher than a year ago today.

“The Oil Price Information Service reported this week that there were two unplanned flaring incidents at the Phillips 66 refinery in Los Angeles and the PBF refinery in Torrance, which could be preventing prices from dropping during a time of year when we often see price declines,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring.

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Jan. 23, averages are:

Area

Regular

 1-week

change

Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach

$3.59

-1 cent

 $4.70 (10/9/12)

 

 

 

 

Orange County

$3.54

-1 cent

 $4.69 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

San Diego

$3.58

-1 cent

 $4.72 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara – Santa Maria –Lompoc

$3.62

-2 cents

 $4.70 (6/21/08)

 

 

Riverside

$3.50

No change

$4.68 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino

$3.56

-1 cent

 $4.68 (10/8/12)

 

 

 

 

Ventura

$3.57

-1 cent

 $4.68 (10/7/12)

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

$3.60

-3 cents

 $4.64 (10/9/12)

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