Now that gas prices look like they were set at Erewhon, most car-dependent Angelenos rush to fill up before the prices go up even more. Over the last month, drivers have watched the prices inch up above $5—the highest they’ve ever been since 2008. This surge was brought about by the conflict happening in Ukraine, resulting in oil supply fears which directly affects regular motorists.
Prices around the country have averaged at $4.305 as of Wednesday, according to the AAA Gas Service website. However, there have been slight variations seen in different parts of the country with California seeing the highest price average at $5.772 per gallon. Unsurprisingly, L.A. County’s prices are amongst the highest in the region. Although, not quite as high as Mono County where the average cost is $6.50.
While the price for self-serve regular gasoline has steadied over the last few days, the incremental jumps can still burn sizable holes in your pockets. So, if you’re deciding where to fill up, here are the average prices around SoCal, based on AAA’s gas price map:
San Bernardino: $5.780
Santa Barbara: $5.780
San Diego: $5.805
Ventura County: $5.818
Orange County: $5.842
Los Angeles County: $5.877
San Luis Obispo: $5.935
You can also use this gas prices calculator to find out how much you would spend on a journey here. You’ll be able to enter your current location, destination and details about your car model to give you an estimate of how much you’re likely to spend. This might help you figure out if it’s worth traveling for in the first place. Aside from finding cheaper gas prices, you can always follow some useful driving tips to help you conserve gas on the road.