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Gas Prices Head Back Up

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Rising oil and wholesale prices have led to increases at the pump throughout Southern California, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $3.841 a gallon for regular today – 3.4 cents higher than last week.


The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.877 per gallon, which is 4.1 cents more than last week, 13 cents lower than last month, and 30 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.858, which is 1.8 cents above last week, 13 cents below last month, and 30 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.919, up five-tenths of a cent from last week, 16 cents lower than a month ago, and 30 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.836, up 2.1 cents from last week, 15 cents lower than last month, and 31 cents less than last year.


“Prices are rising for local drivers due to increased oil prices resulting from continued Middle East tension, but fortunately Southern California prices are not going up as quickly as they have in the Midwest and on the East Coast,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Connecticut and New York drivers are paying more than California motorists, and Idaho and Illinois drivers are paying almost as much.”


The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 5, averages are: 






Record Price


Los Angeles – Long Beach


+4.1 cents

 $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


+4.3 cents

 $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


+1.8 cents

 $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


+0.5 cent

 $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San  Bernardino


+2.1 cents

 $4.688 (10/8/12)







+2.0 cents

 $4.648 (10/9/12)







+2.8 cents

   $4.689 (10/7/12)

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