Drivers in the Golden State and throughout Southern California are paying slightly more this week to fill up their vehicles but still considerably less compared to a year ago, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide gas price average is $3.10 for a gallon of regular unleaded, which is three cents higher than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.10 per gallon, which is up two cents from last week, 11 cents higher than a month ago, and 69 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.12, which is three cents higher than last Thursday, 14 cents more than last month, and 63 cents lower than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.13, which is two cents higher than last week, 10 cents higher than last month, and 71 cents lower than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.07, which is three cents more than last week, 15 cents higher than last month, and 60 cents lower than last year. In San Bernardino, the $3.08 average price is four cents higher than last week, 16 cents higher than last month, and 63 cents lower than a year ago today.
“With the Independence Day weekend behind us, we could see pump prices begin to stabilize as fewer drivers take road trips this week,” said Auto Club spokesperson Doug Shupe. “Although drivers in California are paying a little more this week, compared to last year at this time, we’re paying about $9 less to fill up the typical family-size vehicle with a 14-gallon size fuel tank.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 8 a.m. on July 9, averages are: