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Auto Club: More Slow-Motion Drops for Gas Prices

(LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25, 2009) Thanksgiving motorists will probably experience few surprises this weekend at the gas pump as prices continue to hover within 10 to 20 cents of $3 a gallon throughout the Southland, 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 $2.953 per gallon, which is 1.5 cents less than last week, 6.7 cents less than last month, and 81 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $2.942, which is one cent lower than last week’s price, five cents below last month, and 85 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $2.981, down 3.7 cents from last week, 11 cents lower than a month ago, and 80 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $2.938, which is 1.6 cents less than last week, 6.3 cents less than last month, and 84 cents more than last year.

“Gas prices have become very predictable this year, unlike any other year in this decade,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Motorists are paying about 80 cents more per gallon than at this time last year, 45 cents less than during the Thanksgiving weekend of 2007 and 45 cents more than during the Thanksgiving holiday of 2006.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 3 p.m. on Nov. 25, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
    -1.5 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
    -1.7 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
    -1.0 cent
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
    -3.7 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     -1.6 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
     -0.1 cent
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
     -1.3 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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