Gas Prices Continue To Set Records

(LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2005) — Southern California's average price for regular gasoline climbed another 33 cents during the past month, and has been setting new records each day since April 1, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report. Prices are about 30 cents higher than March 2004.

The Southern California April average price for regular self-serve unleaded gasoline is $2.642, which compares to a March 15 average of $2.344. Statewide, the average price for April is $2.630, up from $2.312 in March.

"In recent weeks we've seen gasoline prices reflect the run-up in international oil prices," said Auto Club spokeswoman Carol Thorp. "High oil prices and speculation have driven gasoline prices up 65 cents per gallon since January. Motorists can help control their fuel costs by using conservative driving habits, combining errands, using mass transit and carpooling when possible."

The lowest average price in California is in Marysville, where regular is selling for $2.489. Blythe reported the state's highest average price at $2.781. Nationally, the average price is $2.266, up from $2.048 in March.

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

County/CityUnl. 4-12Unl. 3-15 Pre. 4-12Pre. 3-15
Imperial County     

El Centro

2.6992.354 2.8842.539
      
Inyo County     

Bishop

2.7102.384 2.8682.518
     
Kern County     

Bakersfield

2.6432.305 2.8022.499

Ridgecrest

2.7392.329 2.6592.585
      
Los Angeles County      

Alhambra

2.5732.287 2.7092.287

Arcadia

2.6182.337 2.8422.559

Burbank

2.6112.338 2.8242.694

Culver City

2.6762.399 3.0702.794

Glendale

2.6282.332 2.8022.519

Glendora

2.5992.309 2.8072.519

Inglewood

2.6112.322 2.7692.492

Lancaster

2.6122.321 2.8192.539

Long Beach

2.6062.324 2.8252.529

Los Angeles

2.6422.360 2.7782.554

Manhattan Beach

2.6122.339 2.6992.509

Montebello

2.5972.334 2.8592.539

Santa Clarita

2.6392.339 2.8152.515

Santa Monica

2.7012.390 3.0602.749

Van Nuys

2.5702.244 2.7562.432

Whittier

2.6062.319 2.5892.554

Woodland Hills

2.6432.338 2.7922.519
      

Orange County

     

Anaheim

2.5812.300 2.6742.469

Fullerton

2.5762.277 2.6442.434

Huntington Beach

2.5972.325 2.7262.472

La Habra

2.5372.261 2.7092.439

Laguna Beach

2.6592.364 2.9652.664

Newport Beach

2.5632.403 2.9092.679

San Clemente

2.6452.359 2.8122.539

Tustin

2.6212.334 2.8262.600
      
Riverside County     

Blythe

2.7812.425 2.7492.693

Hemet

2.6392.346 2.6692.539

Palm Springs

2.6892.409 2.9792.685

Riverside

2.6182.333 2.7762.536
      
San Bernardino County     

Redlands

2.6352.302 2.8192.524

San Bernardino

2.6252.332 2.7152.569

Victorville

2.7192.376 2.7222.599
      
San Diego County     

Chula Vista

2.6172.308 2.8862.503

Del Mar

2.6772.362 2.8432.539

Escondido

2.5422.265 2.7162.470

Oceanside

2.6212.334 2.7992.545

San Diego

2.6582.353 2.8532.584
      
San Luis Obispo County     

San Luis Obispo

2.6622.415 2.9302.690
      
Santa Barbara County     

Lompoc

2.7112.441 2.9662.697

Santa Barbara

2.7302.450 2.8392.579

Santa Maria

2.7202.437 2.8992.599
      
Tulare County     

Porterville

2.7122.319 2.8442.458

Visalia

2.6892.301 2.9032.529
      
Ventura County     

Ventura

2.6422.368 2.7242.539
      
So. Calif. Avg.2.6422.344 2.8112.555

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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