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Southland Drivers Enjoy Three Straight Months Of Price Drops

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Twelve straight weeks of gas drops mean that Southern California pump price averages are now about 60 cents below their highest point in 2014, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch. The retail state average is $3.691 a gallon for regular today, 2.7 cents less than last week.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.713 per gallon, which is 1.9 cents less than last week,12 cents less than last month, and 21 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $3.703, which is 2.1 cents less than last week, 11 cents lower than last month, and 21 cents lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.717, 3.9 cents less than last week, 17.5 cents lower than a month ago, and 27.5 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.662, down 2.3 cents from last week, 13 cents less than last month, and 23 cents less than last year.

“Local pump prices have dropped fairly steadily since just after the July Fourth holiday,” said Auto Club spokesperson Marie Montgomery. “However, without more price reductions at the wholesale level, it’s uncertain how much longer we can expect to see gas stations reducing their prices.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on Oct. 2, averages are: 





Record Price

Los Angeles – Long Beach


   -1.9 cents

$4.705 (10/9/12)





Orange County


-2.3 cents

$4.690 (10/8/12)





San Diego


   -2.1 cents

$4.725 (10/8/12)





Santa Barbara – Santa Maria – Lompoc


 -3.9 cents

$4.709 (6/21/08)





Riverside – San Bernardino


-2.3 cents

$4.688 (10/8/12)



 -2.9 cents

$4.689 (10/7/12)







-3.5 cents

$4.648 (10/9/12)

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