Most local gas prices in Palos Verdes and other parts of Southern California have risen more than 20 cents during the past two weeks, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch.
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.965 per gallon, which is 9.8 cents higher than last week, five cents higher than last month, and 82 cents higher than last year.
In San Diego, the price is $3.97, an increase of 9.7 cents from last week, six cents above last month, and 81 cents higher than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.988, up 8.7 cents from last week, five cents higher than a month ago, and 79 cents above last year.
In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.938, up 10.2 cents from last week, four cents higher than last month, and 80 cents more than last year.
“Oil industry analysts tell us that refineries are now selling more of their product overseas and this means that supplies are tighter domestically, driving up wholesale prices despite the continued lower demand in the U.S. and the lower price of oil,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “If this trend doesn’t reverse soon, we could start seeing many area averages going above $4 in the next week, which would be a record for this time of year.”
The stations currently selling the cheapest gas in the Palos Verdes area are listed below. Local prices are according to GasBuddy.com and reflect prices reported within the last 24 hours.ARCO, 27301 Hawthorne Blvd. and Silver Spur Road
- Regular: $3.85
- Premium: $4.05
Chevron, 27774 Hawthorne Blvd. and Highridge Road
- Regular: $3.89
- Premium: $4.09
- Regular: $3.91
- Premium: $4.13