Gas prices in Pasadena stand slightly below the rest of the Los Angeles metro area, where drivers can expect to pay over a dollar per gallon at the pump more than the national average.
The average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded on May 15 in the Los Angeles area was $4.04, according to the price-tracking app GasBuddy. That continues a trend where metro-area drivers are facing costs well above the U.S. average price of $2.87, and represents only a slight dip since April 15, when LA drivers paid an average of $4.09 per gallon.
It’s also higher than this date a year ago, when the average price at the pump around Los Angeles was $3.74, while the national average was $2.81.
In Pasadena, the most current GasBuddy numbers show an average price of $3.99 per gallon. But if you drive around, you can beat the average.
The lowest price in and around the city is $3.75, available at Alliance, 50 S. Baldwin Ave. Meanwhile, United Oil at 600 N. Garfield Ave. is asking $3.79.
Other stations in Pasadena with below-average prices and above-average ratings on GasBuddy include:
ARCO, 1880 N. Lake Ave., $3.87 per gallon. GasBuddy users have awarded this station a 4.1 rating out of 5, based on 69 reviews. User julieannpina recently wrote “Good market at this location. Less traffic!” The station includes a convenience store and cash discount.
Mobil, at 392 N. Lake Ave., $3.87 per gallon. With a 4.4 rating and 155 reviews, the station offers a loyalty discount, convenience store and diesel.
ARCO, 5 W Foothill Blvd., $3.85 per gallon. The station has racked up a 4.4 rating and 232 reviews. Amenities include pay-at-the-pump, a convenience store and ATMs.