Auto Club: Gas Prices Tumble Slowly Over Past Month

(LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2005) — Southern California's average price for regular gasoline has declined 11 cents during the past month, falling from record high prices set in April, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California May average price for regular self-serve unleaded gasoline is $2.532, which compares to an April 12 average of 2.642. Statewide, the average price for May is $2.531, down from $2.630 in April.

"Oil prices have fallen about 14 percent in recent weeks, so we would expect that gas prices would follow," said Auto Club spokeswoman Carol Thorp. "If oil prices remain stable at these lower levels, then summer travelers might expect to pay less at the pump than they are now. The question remains whether prices will fall to last year's levels."

The lowest average price in California is in Marysville, where regular is selling for $2.321. Blythe reported the state's highest average price at $2.716. Nationally, the average price is $2.160, down from $2.266 in April.

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

County/city

Unl 5-17

Unl 4-12

Pre 5-17

Pre 4-12

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

2.612

2.699

2.852

2.884

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

2.526

2.710

2.759

2.868

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.427

2.643

2.579

2.802

Ridgecrest

2.544

2.739

2.581

2.659

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.458

2.573

2.579

2.709

Arcadia

2.495

2.618

2.689

2.842

Burbank

2.515

2.611

2.719

2.824

Culver City

2.652

2.676

2.999

3.070

Glendale

2.526

2.628

2.667

2.802

Glendora

2.432

2.599

2.679

2.807

Inglewood

2.506

2.611

2.659

2.769

Lancaster

2.476

2.612

2.699

2.819

Long Beach

2.504

2.606

2.777

2.825

Los Angeles

2.541

2.642

2.701

2.778

Manhattan Beach

2.535

2.612

2.632

2.699

Montebello

2.481

2.597

2.729

2.859

Santa Clarita

2.499

2.639

2.679

2.815

Santa Monica

2.649

2.701

2.859

3.060

Van Nuys

2.454

2.570

2.612

2.756

Whittier

2.480

2.606

2.487

2.589

Woodland Hills

2.524

2.643

2.732

2.792

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.470

2.581

2.566

2.674

Fullerton

2.433

2.576

2.596

2.644

Huntington Beach

2.464

2.597

2.667

2.726

La Habra

2.393

2.537

2.599

2.709

Laguna Beach

2.599

2.659

2.769

2.965

Newport Beach

2.603

2.563

2.739

2.909

San Clemente

2.573

2.645

2.799

2.812

Tustin

2.532

2.621

2.719

2.826

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

2.716

2.781

2.831

2.749

Hemet

2.521

2.639

2.719

2.669

Palm Springs

2.549

2.689

2.829

2.979

Riverside

2.469

2.618

2.645

2.776

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

Redlands

2.458

2.635

2.710

2.819

San Bernardino

2.527

2.625

2.481

2.715

Victorville

2.496

2.719

2.506

2.722

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.482

2.617

2.759

2.886

Del Mar

2.635

2.677

2.799

2.843

Escondido

2.452

2.542

2.677

2.716

Oceanside

2.529

2.621

2.659

2.799

San Diego

2.537

2.658

2.726

2.853

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

2.612

2.662

2.789

2.930

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

2.657

2.711

2.825

2.966

Santa Barbara

2.654

2.730

2.899

2.839

Santa Maria

2.642

2.720

2.859

2.899

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

2.643

2.712

2.810

2.844

Visalia

2.573

2.689

2.739

2.903

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

2.482

2.642

2.565

2.724

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Avg.

2.532

2.642

2.707

2.811

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. Editors, for regional average daily fuel prices nationwide, please go to www.fuelgaugereport.com.

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