Statewide stay-at-home orders have thus far had no effect on gas prices, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.18 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is unchanged for two straight weeks.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.15 per gallon, which is one cent lower than last week and last month, and 58 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.16, which is the same as last Thursday, one cent more than than last month, and 56 cents lower than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.19, which is one cent less than last week, the same as last month, and 63 cents lower than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.11, which is the same as last week and last month, and 52 cents lower than last year. In Bakersfield, the $3.12 average price is two cents more than last week, the same as last month, and 72 cents lower than a year ago today.
“California gasoline stockpiles have increased for three straight weeks while production has dropped, according to Oil Price Information Service,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Normally, this would push down gasoline prices, but wholesale prices have not yet dropped much in response to the new orders.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Dec. 10, averages are: