Auto Club: Average Monthly Gas Price Falls 12 Cents from June

(LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2004) — The average monthly price of regular gasoline in Southern California dropped 12 cents from June, but still set an all-time high for the month of July, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California average price for regular self-serve unleaded gasoline is $2.247, down from $2.366 on June 15. The highest previous July Fuel Gauge Report price was in 2001
at $1.84.

"Most California refineries are running at maximum capacity to meet demand, and, so far, have experienced only minor production problems," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. "As long as production remains problem-free, some of the volatility in the wholesale market is reduced. The true test will come in August, when summer driving hits its peak, and demand usually increases. After declining for a number of weeks, prices have remained flat in recent days and could be poised for an upward turn."

The lowest average price in Southern California is Anaheim, where drivers can pump regular self-serve unleaded gasoline for an average $2.160. The highest price in the region is in Lompoc, where regular goes for an average $2.412. Nationally, the Fuel Gauge Report indicates that the national average is $1.904, down from $1.980 in June.

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:

County

Reg. July 13

Pre. July 13

Reg. June 15

Pre. June 15

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

2.256

2.459

2.410

2.604

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

2.376

2.584

2.434

2.646

     

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.205

2.393

2.341

2.552

Ridgecrest

2.337

2.549

2.371

2.558

     
Los Angeles     

Alhambra

2.217

2.409

2.320

2.429

Arcadia

2.206

2.439

2.333

2.529

Burbank

2.194

2.399

2.292

2.486

Culver City

2.249

2.416

2.377

2.564

Glendale

2.210

2.382

2.305

2.499

Glendora

2.170

2.402

2.328

2.542

Inglewood

2.215

2.459

2.304

2.529

Lancaster

2.197

2.409

2.350

2.479

Long Beach

2.210

2.449

2.319

2.494

Los Angeles

2.238

2.437

2.342

2.536

Manhattan Beach

2.279

2.446

2.419

2.639

Montebello

2.272

2.439

2.372

2.544

Santa Clarita

2.285

2.452

2.359

2.539

Santa Monica

2.258

2.534

2.403

2.599

Van Nuys

2.192

2.339

2.310

2.494

Whittier

2.182

2.361

2.318

2.505

Woodland Hills

2.232

2.435

2.342

2.479

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.160

2.321

2.302

2.502

Fullerton

2.164

2.345

2.292

2.482

Huntington Beach

2.189

2.423

2.312

2.516

La Habra

2.134

2.227

2.248

2.424

Laguna Beach

2.293

2.385

2.459

2.653

Newport Beach

2.280

2.511

2.400

2.442

San Clemente

2.326

2.554

2.342

2.566

Tustin

2.229

2.393

2.330

2.499

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

2.372

2.639

2.475

2.669

Hemet

2.190

2.425

2.288

2.489

Palm Springs

2.350

2.629

2.483

2.679

Riverside

2.216

2.316

2.346

2.368

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

2.234

2.484

2.489

2.685

San Bernardino

2.224

2.405

2.386

2.599

Victorville

2.210

2.404

2.486

2.682

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.256

2.487

2.339

2.543

Del Mar

2.257

2.424

2.419

2.509

Escondido

2.169

2.396

2.260

2.450

Oceanside

2.222

2.443

2.323

2.529

San Diego

2.238

2.453

2.333

2.505

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

2.299

2.514

2.415

2.649

Lompoc

2.412

2.647

2.499

2.696

Santa Barbara

2.344

2.579

2.462

2.609

Santa Maria

2.363

2.452

2.438

2.630

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

2.244

2.414

2.339

2.523

Visalia

2.256

2.432

2.360

2.506

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

2.240

2.441

2.383

2.582

 

 

 

 

 

So. California Average

2.247

2.444

2.366

2.546

The Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report is based on data gathered from monitoring fuel transactions at 2,800 Southern California gas stations. Oil Price Information Service — the nation’s most comprehensive source of petroleum pricing information, provides the data.

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