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Auto Club: Southland Gas Prices Reverse Course, Drop Slightly

Editors Note: Because of media requests, Weekend Gas Watch now includes Ventura prices.
(LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2009) Continued lower demand for fuel has finally forced down Southern California gas prices in the last week, 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 $2.239 per gallon, which is three cents less than last week, 16 cents higher than last month, and $1.08 less than last year. In San Diego, the price is $2.256, which is 4.2 cents less than last week’s price, 16 cents above last month, and $1.12 lower than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $2.320, down 4.2 cents from last week, 17 cents up from last month, and $1.17 below last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $2.230, which is 3.6 cents under last week, 17 cents more than last month, and $1.11 less than last year.

“It’s been frustrating for motorists to watch gas prices heading up while crude oil prices were dropping,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Finally, we are seeing some relief at the pump after nine consecutive weeks of price increases.”

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 3:07 a.m. on Feb. 27.

(A downloadable Word version of the gas price chart is available.)
Area Regular

Lowest Price

Los Angeles –
Long Beach


- 3.0 cents






Orange County


- 3.5 cents






San Diego


- 4.2 cents






Santa Barbara
– Santa Maria
– Lompoc


- 4.2 cents






Riverside –
San Bernardino


- 3.6 cents








- 5.1 cents








- 3.3 cents

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The Automobile Club of Southern California is a member club affiliated with the American Automobile Association (AAA) national federation and serves members in the following California counties: Inyo, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura.