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Gasoline Prices
Monthly & Annual Averages

1978 through 2021

Gasoline Pump

Gasoline pump in Montebello. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

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

Also see: Latest Weekly Average Gasoline Prices for Los Angeles Region.


Higest recorded monthly average (June 2008) in bold red.

Unleaded Regular, Average $US Price per Gallon

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
2021 $3.15 $3.37 $3.70 $3.81 $3.97 $4.07 $4.15 Now --- --- --- --- ---
2020 $3.42 $3.39 $3.20 $2.76 $2.68 $2.88 $3.01 $3.05 $3.06 $3.02 $2.97 $3.01 $3.04
2019 $3.13 $3.17 $3.26 $3.83 $3.91 $3.68 $3.57 $3.45 $3.61 $4.02 $3.85 $3.53 $3.58
2018 $3.31 $3.47 $3.51 $3.59 $3.64 $3.61 $3.52 $3.48 $3.51 $3.71 $3.55 $3.27 $3.51
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
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
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
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
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
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
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
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
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
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
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
1996 $1.19 $1.21 $1.25 $1.39 $1.54 $1.49 $1.44 $1.34 $1.27 $1.21 $1.15 $1.20 $1.31
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
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
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
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
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
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
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average
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.