La Jolla's High Gas Prices: How Much Is Too Much?

Gas in San Diego and in La Jolla is significantly higher than the national average of $3.941 per gallon of regular.

San Diegans are paying more at the pump than most other U.S. drivers. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in San Diego is $4.237, or nearly 30 cents more than the national average of $3.941. Do you even remember gas priced under $4 per gallon?

Gas is less expensive in Boston, Philadelphia and Portland than it is here in San Diego, according to GasBuddy.com. While the online gas resource does not chart small communities such as La Jolla, rest assured we would rank high on their list of places where gas is expensive.

La Jolla Patch calcuated that the average gallon of regular gas here was $4.45 as of May 9. You can find cheaper gas in Beverly Hills and New York City than in the 92037.

Average Price Per Gallon of Regular Gas; (Averages Provided by GasBuddy) City Price Per Gallon of Regular Salt Lake City $3.670 Denver $3.693 New Orleans $3.744 Wichita $3.749 Phoenix $3.765 Dallas $3.850 Tampa $3.871 Portland $3.930 Twin Cities $3.950 Boston $3.989 Philadelphia $4.025 Seattle $4.049 Detroit $4.108 Anchorage $4.229 San Diego $4.237 Washington, D.C. $4.248 New York City $4.261 Los Angeles $4.266 San Francisco $4.294 La Jolla $4.452 Chicago $4.483

Prices in La Jolla:

  1. Encon, 2204 Torrey Pines Rd.: The price for a gallon of regular was $4.34 $4.48 for unleaded plus, $4.80 for premium, and $4.50 for a gallon of diesel. This station is the least expensive. A gallon of regular is down $0.02 from last week.
  2. , 7475 La Jolla Blvd.: While this station is under construction, it is still open. The price per gallon of regular unleaded is $4.37, $4.54 for unleaded plus, $4.64 for premium, and $4.60 for diesel. The price per a gallon regular was down $0.01, but plus, premium and diesel costs are up.
  3. , 3232 La Jolla Village Dr.: Prices were $4.50 for unleaded, $4.60 for unleaded plus, $4.70 for premium and $4.60 for diesel. Prices stayed the same from last week.
  4. , 801 Pearl St.: The cost per gallon was $4.60 for unleaded, $4.90 for unleaded plus, $5 for premium and $4.80 for diesel, if you pay with cash. The cost per gallon increases if you pay with credit or get full service.

Gas stations are ranked by the price per gallon of unleaded on May 9.

Jennifer Armour May 11, 2011 at 12:41 AM
I just filled up in University City at a Phillips 76 and interestingly, premium was $4.49 a gallon there versus the $5.00 in La Jolla. Hmm...
Kevin Smith May 14, 2011 at 09:32 PM
I'm a true CHEVRON customer but the Pearl/La Jolla Blvd location is a few cents more than others. A few cents more for 20 gallons (.60) isnt worth driving to Costco though. The new consturction of the mini store at Pearls Chevron should be done in a month and convient too.


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