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More Gas Price Drops Despite Holiday Weekend

For the fourth Memorial Day holiday period in a row, Southern California gas prices dropped despite the millions of travelers who filled up at the pump to get away, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The state average is $4.014 a gallon for regular today – 3.6 cents lower than last week.


The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $4.04 per gallon, which is 4.1 cents less than last week, 13 cents higher than last month, and 25 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $4.01, which is 3.5 cents below last week, 12 cents above last month, and 27 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $4.098, down 2.5 cents from last week, 11 cents higher than a month ago, and 25 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $4.001, down 3.4 cents from last week, 11 cents higher than last month, and 27 cents less than last year.


“Holiday travelers in many areas could easily find gas stations with prices below $4 a gallon in the past week, and it’s likely we will see price averages in Southern California dip below $4 in coming days, barring any unforeseen incidents,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.


The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on May 30, averages are: 






Record Price


Los Angeles – Long Beach


-4.1  cents

 $4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


-4.4 cents

 $4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


-3.5 cents

 $4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


-2.5 cents

 $4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San  Bernardino


-3.4 cents

 $4.688 (10/8/12)







-2.2 cents

 $4.648 (10/9/12)







-4.6 cents

   $4.689 (10/7/12)

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