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Gasoline Prices
Monthly & Annual Average

1978 through 2018

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Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside*, San Bernardino* & Ventura Counties

Unleaded Regular, Average $US Price per Gallon

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
2018 3.31 3.47 3.51 3.59 3.64 3.61 --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
2017 2.86 2.99 3.04 3.04 3.06 3.05 3.00 3.04 3.17 3.07 3.29 3.14 3.06
2016 2.79 2.56 2.75 2.83 2.90 2.94 2.91 2.69 2.78 2.87 2.80 2.74 2.80
2015 2.58 2.77 3.41 3.28 3.89 3.67 4.06 3.76 3.27 2.99 2.85 2.87 3.28
2014 3.66 3.76 4.02 4.26 4.22 4.16 4.09 3.90 3.76 3.56 3.21 2.90 3.79
2013 3.72 4.22 4.26 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.09 3.91 3.98 3.79 3.61 3.66 3.95
2012 3.78 4.06 4.43 4.30 4.36 4.10 3.82 4.11 4.18 4.46 3.88 3.65 4.09
2011 3.36 3.54 3.98 4.19 4.22 3.95 3.85 3.81 3.96 3.88 3.85 3.65 3.85
2010 3.06 3.00 3.09 3.12 3.11 3.11 3.14 3.14 3.01 3.11 3.16 3.27 3.11
2009 1.98 2.20 2.18 2.33 2.48 2.93 2.89 3.02 3.13 3.03 3.01 2.96 2.68
2008 3.23 3.14 3.55 3.79 3.94 4.49 4.48 4.08 3.76 3.39 2.52 1.82 3.52
2007 2.54 2.63 3.04 3.28 3.43 3.25 3.08 2.85 2.86 3.05 3.31 3.26 3.05
2006 2.39 2.52 2.62 2.90 3.37 3.25 3.26 3.20 2.91 2.54 2.46 2.53 2.83
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
2005 2.00 2.16 2.34 2.56 2.48 2.38 2.52 2.69 2.96 2.89 2.57 2.30 2.49
2004 1.70 1.92 2.15 2.19 2.28 2.30 2.20 2.09 2.07 2.36 2.32 2.12 2.14
2003 1.56 1.77 2.09 2.03 1.83 1.74 1.70 1.86 2.05 1.80 1.69 1.65 1.81
2002 1.12 1.26 1.44 1.58 1.53 1.55 1.56 1.55 1.55 1.48 1.53 1.47 1.47
2001 1.51 1.56 1.61 1.70 1.96 1.93 1.77 1.52 1.58 1.43 1.21 1.02 1.57
2000 1.32 1.41 1.72 1.72 1.63 1.54 1.60 1.54 1.68 1.70 1.65 1.58 1.59
1999 1.17 1.16 1.21 1.55 1.46 1.33 1.34 1.44 1.37 1.33 1.31 1.36 1.34
1998 1.25 1.13 1.05 1.11 1.24 1.22 1.19 1.17 1.16 1.17 1.16 1.17 1.17
1997 1.25 1.27 1.33 1.39 1.37 1.34 1.29 1.39 1.48 1.44 1.39 1.34 1.36
1996 1.19 1.21 1.25 1.39 1.54 1.49 1.44 1.34 1.27 1.21 1.15 1.2 1.31
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
1995 1.29 1.28 1.26 1.27 1.29 1.29 1.26 1.22 1.19 1.20 1.20 1.19 1.25
1994 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.17 1.18 1.22 1.24 1.25 1.25 1.29 1.29 1.29 1.21
1993 1.30 1.31 1.29 1.25 1.24 1.23 1.20 1.17 1.17 1.23 1.21 1.16 1.23
1992 1.10 1.12 1.12 1.15 1.23 1.29 1.31 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.33 1.31 1.24
1991 1.20 1.03 0.94 1.00 1.11 1.11 1.05 1.07 1.11 1.09 1.08 1.10 1.07
1990 0.93 0.96 0.98 1.00 1.06 1.08 1.10 1.22 1.29 1.36 1.36 1.35 1.14
1989 0.83 0.85 0.92 1.14 1.15 1.14 1.09 1.03 0.95 0.94 0.89 0.88 0.99
1988 0.87 0.84 0.84 0.91 0.95 0.95 0.96 0.96 0.95 0.93 0.9 0.87 0.91
1987 0.83 0.94 0.96 0.98 0.98 0.97 0.93 0.94 0.94 0.92 0.91 0.89 0.93
1986 1.18 1.11 1.02 0.98 1.02 1.02 0.94 0.88 0.89 0.84 0.81 0.80 0.96
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
1985 1.15 1.12 1.18 1.25 1.27 1.27 1.24 1.19 1.16 1.16 1.14 1.18 1.19
1984 1.22 1.18 1.18 1.24 1.28 1.25 1.17 1.15 1.17 1.23 1.23 1.22 1.21
1983 1.18 1.14 1.10 1.17 1.25 1.31 1.33 1.30 1.24 1.18 1.17 1.22 1.22
1982 1.41 1.37 1.32 1.30 1.30 1.32 1.35 1.35 1.32 1.29 1.27 1.21 1.32
1981 1.29 1.38 1.41 1.41 1.42 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.43 1.42 1.41 1.41
1980 1.16 1.25 1.29 1.30 1.29 1.28 1.28 1.29 1.28 1.28 1.27 1.27 1.27
1979 0.73 0.74 0.78 0.86 0.92 0.96 0.99 1.03 1.07 1.07 1.07 1.09 0.94
1978 0.66 0.66 0.66 0.66 0.68 0.69 0.70 0.71 0.71 0.72 0.72 0.72 0.69

* For only the western portion of these counties that lie within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan commuting area.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration


A Gilmore gasoline station at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, circa 1920. It was one of the earliest gas stations in Los Angeles.
Photo courtesy of the California Historical Society Collection at USC Library.