Southern California gas prices remained largely stable throughout most regions in the past week, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $3.24 a gallon for regular unleaded, unchanged from last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.22 per gallon, which is one cent less than last week, three cents higher than a month ago, and 46 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.23, which is the same as last Thursday, two cents more than last month, and 41 cents lower than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.24, which is two cents lower than last week, three cents higher than last month, and 49 cents lower than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.17, which is one cent less than last week, three cents higher than last month, and 42 cents lower than last year. In Bakersfield, the $3.17 average price is one cent higher than last week, four cents higher than last month, and 52 cents lower than a year ago today.
“Wholesale prices for Los Angeles gasoline have trended downward in recent days, so there is reason to believe we could see price declines soon after a summer of plateaus and mild price increases,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Traditionally, the fall season is when gas prices start to drop.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 10, averages are: