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New Month, New 2011 Highs for Gasoline

(LOS ANGELES – Feb. 3, 2011) – Local gas prices moved up by a couple of cents in the last few days to their highest levels so far of 2011, 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 $3.371 per gallon, which is 1.9 cents more than last week, five cents higher than last month, and 38 cents higher than last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.368, 2.3 cents more than last week, two cents above last month, and 37 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.419, up 3.2 cents from last week, four cents higher than a month ago, and 37 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.352, which is 2.1 cents higher than last week, four cents higher than last month, and 37 cents more than last year.
“We’re continuing to see the effects of high oil prices on gasoline,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Unrest in the Middle East has become another component added into the mix of upward pressure on oil prices, but the fact remains that crude oil was already at high levels before the situation in Egypt because of higher worldwide demand.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 11 a.m. on Feb. 3, averages are:
Record Price
Los Angeles – Long Beach
     +1.9 cents
 $4.626 (6/21/08)
Orange County
     +2.6 cents
 $4.598 (6/19/08)
San Diego
     +2.3 cents
 $4.630 (6/19/08)
Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc
     +3.2 cents
 $4.709 (6/21/08)
Riverside – San  Bernardino
     +2.1 cents
 $4.614 (6/22/08)
      +1.8 cents
 $4.591 (6/24/08)
      +2.2 cents
 $4.625 (6/18/08)

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