SOURCE: Auto Club of Southern California

April 25, 2008 03:30 ET

Auto Club: Gas Price Records Continue for Third Week

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - Gas prices were broken throughout Southern California for the third consecutive 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 $3.858, which is 5.2 cents more than last week, 24 cents higher than last month, and 54 cents above last year. In San Diego, the price is $3.894, which is 6.2 cents higher than last week's price, 26 cents above last month, and 55 cents higher than last year. On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.966, up 4.7 cents from last week, 22 cents above last month, and 53 cents more than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average price is $3.878, 6.5 cents over last week, up 26 cents from last month, and 54 cents higher than last year.

"For more than one-third of 2008 so far, California has been setting new daily price records for gasoline," said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. "Gas conservation is a top concern for many motorists, so they should ensure their tires are properly inflated and that they adopt a smooth driving style to maximize their fuel economy."

The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline as of 12:01 a.m., April 25:



Area                          Regular      One-week       Record Price
                                            change

Los Angeles - Long Beach      $ 3.858    + 5.2 cents    $ 3.858 (4/24/08)

Orange County                 $ 3.820    + 6   cents    $ 3.820 (4/24/08)

San Diego                     $ 3.894    + 6.2 cents    $ 3.894 (4/24/08)

Santa Barbara - Santa
 Maria - Lompoc               $ 3.966    + 4.7 cents    $ 3.966 (4/24/08)

Riverside - San
 Bernardino                   $ 3.878    + 6.5 cents    $ 3.878 (4/24/08)

Bakersfield                   $ 3.817    + 7.8 cents    $ 3.817 (4/24/08)

Las Vegas, NV                 $ 3.546    + 6.8 cents    $ 3.546 (4/24/08)

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Marie Montgomery
    Jeffrey Spring
    (714) 885-2333