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Gas Prices Stay Steady

Gas prices barely budged throughout Southern California in the past week, holding on to average prices above $3 a gallon for the 15th week in a row in most regions, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.061 per gallon, which is six-tenths of a penny less than last week, 5.7 cents lower than last month, and four cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.072, which is half a penny higher than last week’s price, 4.3 cents below last month, and four cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.131, unchanged from last week, 3.4 cents lower than a month ago, and eight cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.047, which is one-tenths of one cent lower than last week, seven cents lower than last month, and four cents more than last year.

 “As we head into summer vacation season, Southern California gas prices are almost identical to this time last year and more than $1.50 lower per gallon than two years ago today,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “At the moment, oil prices are holding steady and local refinery capacity is good, so automobile travel costs are very similar to what they were this time last year.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 1 p.m. on June 17, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
     -0.6 cent
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     +0.4 cent
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     +0.5 cent
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
     No change
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     -0.1 cent
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      -0.1 cent
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      -0.6 cent
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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