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Gas Prices Hover At Plateau For Second Straight Week

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Gas prices moved up just a penny or less in most areas over the past week, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail state average is $2.687 a gallon for regular today, six-tenths of a cent more than last Thursday.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $2.734 per gallon, which is one cent higher than last week, five cents higher than last month, and 73 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $2.723, which is half a cent higher than last week, one cent higher than last month, and 67 cents less than this time last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $2.754, 1.1 cents more than last week, two cents higher than a month ago, and 67 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $2.673, 1.2 cents more than last week, two cents more than last month, and 71 cents less than last year.
“Drivers in the western states continue to pay the most at the pump and this region’s average prices are staying steady even as other areas of the country have seen price decreases,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring.  “Hawaii at $2.747 per gallon today is the highest statewide average price in the country, but all major cities in Southern California have higher average prices than Hawaii’s largest city, Honolulu, with a $2.606 average price today.”


The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 8, averages are:




1-week change

Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach


+1.0 cent

  $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


+0.8 cent

  $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


+0.5 cent

  $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria –



+1.1 cents

  $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San Bernardino


+1.2 cents

  $4.688 (10/8/12)







+0.7 cent

  $4.689 (10/7/12)







+0.1 cent

 $4.648 (10/9/12)

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