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Labor Day Travelers See Gas Prices at Record High

Prices jumped 13 cents this week, making the holiday weekend the most expensive ever.

A surge in gas prices this weekend has made this Labor Day weekend the most expensive, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Gas prices jumped almost 2 cents day this week, breaking local records.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area is $3.867 per gallon, a 13.6-cent jump from last week and five cents higher than last month. That’s also 82 cents higher than last year.

In the Inland Empire, the average price at the pump is $3.836, 12.8 cents more than the previous week, four cents higher than last month and 80 cents more than last year.

“Gas prices have gone up around the country over the past week, but not by double digits as we’ve seen in California,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Refinery issues are being blamed for the spike, and unfortunately that means holiday travelers will be paying prices for their Labor Day fuel that are near or beyond what they paid in 2008, our record-breaking year for gas prices.”

According to the Auto Club, about 2.32 million southlanders are expected to head out of town this weekend, with 80 percent – or 1.89 million—expected to hit the roads.

The following are the local stations selling the cheapest gas for your Labor Day Weekend. Local prices are according to GasBuddy.com and reflect prices reported within the last 24 hours. These stations' prices vary but were listed at $3.79 lowest regular. For instance:

 

ARCO: $3.79 Regular, $3.99 Premium
1785 Bellflower Blvd Atherton St Long Beach, CA 90815Phone: (562) 597-1728

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update Sam's Club 7480 Carson St & Dovey Dr(DOES NOT ACCEPT CASH! U MUST BE A MEMBER,NO Public)
Long Beach addictedtugolf 1 hour ago update Speedy Fuel 1234 W Cowles St & Fashion Ave

Long Beach acgrenier 3 hours ago update Dyno 3605 E 7th St & N Loma Ave

Long Beach LadyPetrol 11 hours ago update ARCO 1785 Bellflower Blvd & Atherton St

Long Beach Chemmn 3 hours ago update ARCO 998 E Anaheim St & Martin Luther King Jr Ave

Long Beach ondecksoftball 12 hours ago update ARCO 3401 Long Beach Blvd & Wardlow Rd

Long Beach MusicTeacher 1 hour ago

 

 

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David Starr September 06, 2011 at 04:56 PM
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James Horak September 06, 2011 at 05:41 PM
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