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Gas Prices Drop A Few More Cents

Gas Prices
Sunrise at gas station by Don DeBold
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Gas prices dropped in all Southern California regions over the last week and further price declines are expected, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail statewide average is $3.11 a gallon for regular unleaded, three cents lower than a week ago.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.14 per gallon, which is three cents lower than last week, 11 cents above last month, and 35 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.10, which is three cents less than last week, 10 cents more than last month, and 34 cents more than this time last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.13, which is down two cents from last week, nine cents higher than last month, and 34 cents higher than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.08, which is three cents less than last week, 12 cents more than last month, and 36 cents more than at this time last year.

“Local wholesale gasoline prices continue to stay in the range we saw for most of the summer, and given that the busier summer driving season is over means we would expect prices to continue declining,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring.  “The rate of the decline increased this week compared to the prior week, but it is still slow.  The Auto Club recommends that drivers continue to shop around for the lowest gas price. Using mobile apps like the free AAA Mobile app will make searching easier.”

 The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of  9 a.m. on Sept. 28, averages are: 



1-week change

Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach


 -3 cents

 $4.70 (10/9/12)





Orange County


 -3 cents

 $4.69 (10/8/12)





San Diego


 -3 cents

 $4.72 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria –Lompoc


 -2 cents

 $4.70 (6/21/08)


Riverside/San Bernardino


 -3 cents

 $4.68 (10/8/12)







 -4 cents

 $4.68 (10/7/12)







-2 cents

 $4.64 (10/9/12)

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