As Southern Californians get ready for Labor Day holiday getaways and cookouts, gas prices are moving very little throughout the region, 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, one cent higher than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.23 per gallon, which is one cent more than last week, five cents higher than a month ago, and 44 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.23, which is one cent higher than last Thursday, three cents more than last month, and 40 cents lower than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.26, which is three cents higher than last week, seven cents higher than last month, and 46 cents lower than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $3.18, which is a penny more than last week, five cents higher than last month, and 39 cents lower than last year. In Bakersfield, the $3.16 average price is one cent higher than last week, three cents higher than last month, and 52 cents lower than a year ago today.
“Those getting away for the Labor Day holiday will be spending about $6 less to fill up their tanks compared to last year,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Record temperatures expected this weekend can lead to tire blowouts and battery failures, so make sure your vehicle is in good condition before heading on your road trip and bring enough water in your vehicle for everyone.”
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 3, averages are: