November 6, 2012 |
Gasoline prices are headed lower and might even drop below their average a year ago by early next week, analysts said. In California, the average price for regular gas Monday was $3.996 a gallon, 17.3 cents less than a week earlier, according to the Energy Department's weekly survey. It was the first time that the California average has been less than $4 a gallon since Aug. 6, when it was $3.868. Barring any new refinery or petroleum pipeline problems, drivers in most parts of the U.S. can expect prices to inch lower, experts said.
March 20, 2012 |
Pump prices rose in most of the nation during the last week, with three more states joining the $4-a-gallon club, according to reports from the Energy Department and AAA. Across the United States, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline rose to $3.867 on Monday, up 3.8 cents in a week, according to the Energy Department's weekly survey of service stations. That was 30.5 cents higher than the old record for the third Monday in March, which was set last year. In California, the average dropped 0.1 of a cent to $4.375 a gallon, still 40.9 cents above the old record for this week of the year, which was also set in 2011.
July 17, 2012 |
Retail gasoline prices in California rose for the first time in nine weeks, according to the Energy Department's weekly fuel price survey. The national average also rose modestly over the last week. In California, the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.753 on Monday, up 0.2 cents since July 9. California prices were 4.7 cents a gallon below what they were a year earlier. The national average rose 1.6 cents to $3.427 a gallon, the Energy Department said. That's 25.5 cents below the average a year earlier.
July 30, 2012 |
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline rose slightly across most of the nation over the last week, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. In California, the average climbed 1.8 cents to $3.798 a gallon. The U.S. average rose 1.5 cents to $3.486 a gallon. Analysts attributed the rise to the recovery in U.S. oil prices. Crude futures are again hovering around the $90 a barrel level after falling to the lowest price of the year of $77.69 a barrel during the final week of June.
April 30, 2012 |
Only once in the last 20 years have gasoline prices peaked before mid-May. Oil prices haven't been that remarkably predictable, but one could usually expect them to peak sometime during the U.S. summer driving season, experts say. But in 2012, the old patterns don't seem to apply. The U.S. average for a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped steadily since April 5, when it reached its high for the year, so far, of $3.926 a gallon, according to Marie Montgomery, a spokeswoman for the Automobile Club of Southern California.
February 21, 2013 |
Southern California has seen its biggest ever one-month rise in gasoline prices, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's weekend gas watch. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the varying regions of Southern California has now climbed 57 to 59 cents since last month. "We looked at all of the one-month spikes that could have been bigger since the year 2000 and this was bigger than any of those," said Marie Montgomery, a spokeswoman for the Automobile Club.
February 4, 2013 |
Expect a bit of a shock if you fill up your gas tanks in Southern California this week. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the state has jumped 23.4 cents since last Monday, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. Most of the spike has been driven by the state's southern counties. PHOTOS: Best car values for fuel economy Los Angeles and Long Beach, for example, are averaging $4.017 a gallon, up 24.8 cents over the past week. Orange County gasoline is averaging $4.002 a gallon, up 26.1 cents since last Monday.
October 18, 2011 |
Retail gasoline prices are on the rise again after five straight weeks of decline. The new increases are adding to the pain of historically high fuel costs for this time of year. In California, which has returned to its customary position as the most expensive state for fuel in the 48 contiguous states, the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline rose 4.9 cents over the last week to $3.864. The numbers are from the Energy Department, which conducts a weekly survey of service stations around the U.S. A year earlier, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in California was $3.147, the Energy Department said.