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Gas Prices Down 25 Cents In A Month

Gas prices have now dropped in most areas by about 25 cents per gallon in the last month with continued reductions in the last week, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $3.831 a gallon for regular today – 4 cents lower than last week.


The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.856 per gallon, which is 4.8 cents less than last week, 25 cents lower than last month, and 26 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.858, which is 4.6 cents below last week, 22 cents below last month, and 25 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.95, down 5.5 cents from last week, 19 cents lower than a month ago, and 20 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.844, down 4.8 cents from last week, 22 cents lower than last month, and 25 cents less than last year.


“Wholesale gasoline prices in Los Angeles have dropped by 15 cents in the last week, so if that trend holds, there is plenty of room for pump prices to drop further,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “That should mean continued good news for Labor Day holiday travelers gassing up for the next weekend.”


The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Aug. 22, averages are: 






Record Price


Los Angeles – Long Beach


-4.8 cents

 $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


-4.0 cents

 $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


-4.6 cents

 $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


-5.5 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San  Bernardino


-4.8 cents

 $4.688 (10/8/12)







-3.1 cents

 $4.648 (10/9/12)







-6.3 cents

   $4.689 (10/7/12)

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