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Local Gas Prices Up Slightly from Last Week

(LOS ANGELES – April 28, 2011) –Gas prices in all Southland areas posted slight increases from the past week, with most area averages hovering between $4.20 and $4.25 a gallon, 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 $4.237 per gallon, which is 1.9 cents more than last week,  cents higher than last month, and $1.12 higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $4.215, an increase of 1.2 cents over last week, 23 cents above last month, and $1.10 higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.273, up two cents from last week, 23 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.07 above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $4.207, which is 1.4 cents higher than last week, 24 cents higher than last month, and $1.10 more than last year.
“This is the second week in a row that gas prices have moved very slowly upwards,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Wholesale gasoline and crude oil continue to trade at high levels and so far we haven’t seen a precipitous drop in those prices, which help determine how much consumers pay at the pump.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 2 p.m. on April 28, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
     +1.9 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     +1.4 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     +1.2 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
     +2.0 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     +1.4 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      +2.0 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      +1.6 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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