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Gas Prices Increase Slightly For Week

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Gas price averages posted net increases for the week in Southern California, but have flattened out or declined slightly in the last day or two, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $3.595 a gallon for regular today – one cent higher than last week.


The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.651 per gallon, which is 1.7 cents more than last week, 1.3 cents higher than last month, and 3 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.640, which is 1.2 cents above last week, unchanged from last month, and two cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.691, up 2.9 cents from last week, eight-tenths of one cent higher than a month ago, and 2.5 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.614, up 1.3 cents from last week, 1.2 cents higher than last month, and 3.5 cents less than last year.


“In the last month, local gas prices have remained relatively stable and most average prices have stayed within a range of about seven cents a gallon,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Reportedly, California refinery production is at its highest level for this time of year since 2010, so that could help to push prices down."


The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Dec. 12, averages are: 







Record Price


Los Angeles – Long Beach


+1.7 cents

 $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


+1.7 cents

 $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


+1.2 cents

 $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


+2.9 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San  Bernardino


+1.3 cents

 $4.688 (10/8/12)







+0.1 cent

 $4.648 (10/9/12)







+3.3 cents

   $4.689 (10/7/12)

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