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Auto Club: Southern California Gas Prices Stop Dropping In Most Areas


Southern California gas prices reversed course in most areas and began rising slightly, according to the Auto Club’s Weekend Gas Watch. The average price for self-serve regular gasoline in California is $4.80, which is one cent lower than a week ago. The average national price is $3.50, which is five cents higher than a week ago.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.79 per gallon, which is the same as last week and 10 cents less than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $4.84, which is two cents higher than last week and three cents lower than this time last year.

On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.91, which is three cents lower than last week and two cents higher than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $4.71, which is one cent higher than last week and six cents lower than a year ago. In Bakersfield, the $4.87 average price is three cents less than last week and one cent higher than a year ago today.

“Local gas supplies appear to be tightening again after more than two months of price drops,” said Auto Club Spokesperson Doug Shupe. “The Auto Club is projecting that more than five million Southern Californians will start heading out of town beginning this Saturday for Independence Day holiday getaways, so that fuel demand is likely helping to push up pump prices.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on June 27, averages are:

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