Gas prices drop in California to $4.05 ahead of Memorial Day weekend (map)

Gas prices have dropped in many areas of the state just prior to the holiday weekend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. The statewide average price for a gallon of self-serve regular is $4.05. In L.A. it's $4.08. (Photo: Gas prices at a Newport Beach Chevron station May 23, 2013)
Gas prices have dropped in many areas of the state just prior to the holiday weekend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. The statewide average price for a gallon of self-serve regular is $4.05. In L.A. it's $4.08. (Photo: Gas prices at a Newport Beach Chevron station May 23, 2013) Ed Joyce/KPCC

Holiday travelers in California will get a slight break on gasoline prices for the Memorial Day weekend. 

California gas prices have dropped in many areas just prior to the holiday weekend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

The state average is $4.05 a gallon for regular Thursday is 1.1 cents lower than last week. The average price in Los Angeles is $4.08.

In Riverside and San Bernardino counties the price is $4.03, which the Auto Club said is 10 cents higher than last month but 29 cents less than last year at this time.  

In San Diego, the average price is $4.04 and on the Central California Coast, the average price is $4.12.

“After a two-week increase of about 20 cents, drivers have seen prices at many stations drop back below $4 a gallon for regular unleaded in the past week,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “About 2.5 million people are expected to drive to their Memorial Day getaways this weekend, and they'll be paying about $4 less for a 15-gallon fill-up than they did prior to last year's holiday."

Los Angeles Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com
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