Local gas prices moved downward just a tick in most areas over the last week, despite reports of gasoline stockpiles in California and oil stockpiles throughout the U.S., according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's Weekend Gas Watch.
The state average is $3.585 a gallon for regular as of Thursday -- five-tenths of one cent less than last week.
The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego is $3.611 per gallon, which is four-tenths of a cent below last week, 6.7 cents lower than last month, and 17.5 cents lower than last year.
In the Los Angeles-Long Beach area, the average price is $3.607, which is 1.3 cents less than last week, 7.4 cents lower than last month, and 20 cents lower than last year.
On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.647, down two-tenths of a cent from last week, 5.6 cents lower than a month ago, and 15 cents less than last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per-gallon price is $3.592, down 2.1 cents from last week, 6.6 cents less than last month, and 17.5 cents less than last year.