PACIFIC PALISADES, CA —Gas prices across the Southland have hit lows not seen since 2017, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.
California’s average gas prices are at $3.199 per gallon, a full $1.023 more than the national average, a spokesperson for the AAA says.
In Los Angeles County, gas prices dropped two-tenths of a cent Friday for the second consecutive day to $3.189. In Pacific Palisades, www.gasbuddy.com reports gasoline at the 76 Station on Sunset is selling for $3.99 per gallon.
The average price for a gallon of regular, self-serve unleaded gasoline has dropped seven of the past eight days, decreasing 1.1 cents, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 1 cent less than one week ago, 3.1 cents lower than one month ago, $1.034 cheaper than one year ago, and has decreased 42.6 cents since the start of the year.
Across Orange County, the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline dropped a half-cent to $3.151, one day after decreasing two-tenths of a cent.
That price is 1.1 cents less than one week ago, 3.7 cents lower than one month ago, and $1.03 cheaper than one year ago. It has decreased by 39.4 cents since the start of the year.
“Supplies of the ‘summer blend’ of California gasoline are still plentiful, but prices are still just inching downward,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.
“However, fall gas prices have not been this low since 2017, and the 80 percent of fall travelers who plan to drive to their destinations will save about $16 per fill-up compared to last year at this time.”
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City News Service, Patch Editor Ashley Ludwig contributed to this report.