Average Gas Price in Most Southern California Cities Is Now More Than $1 Less Than Last Year

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– All of Southern California is seeing the average price for regular gasoline below $3 per gallon and  most drivers are paying more than a dollar less per gallon than this time last year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch. Today’s retail statewide average is $2.84 a gallon for regular unleaded, which is eight cents less than last week and $1.17 less than last year.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $2.91 per gallon, which is eight cents lower than last week, 51 cents lower than a month ago, and $1.16 cents lower than last year. In San Diego, the average price is $2.87, which is 10 cents lower than last Thursday, 53 cents less than last month, and $1.19 cents lower than last year.

On the Central Coast, the average price fell below $3 per gallon to $2.98, which is 10 cents lower than last week, 48 cents lower than last month, and $1.10 cents lower than last year. In Riverside, the average per-gallon price is $2.76, which is 10 cents lower than last week, 57 cents lower than last month, and $1.25 cents lower than last year. In San Bernardino, the $2.84 average price is nine cents less than last week, 54 cents lower than last month, and $1.18 cents lower than a year ago today.

“At this time last year, prices rose to over $4 per gallon because of refinery issues,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “Today prices are more than 25 percent lower because demand continues to fall, and gasoline inventories continue to increase.

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline. As of 9 a.m. on April 16, averages are:

WEGW - CA Apr 16 chart

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