Auto Club: Gas Prices Down 16 Cents in One Month

(LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2005)Southern California’s average price for regular gasoline declined 16 cents during the past month, marking the second month that prices have dropped, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California June average price for regular self-serve unleaded gasoline is $2.375, which compares to a May 17 average of $2.532. Despite being lower than a month ago, the June average is still the highest June average on record for the Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, exceeding the 2004 average by nine-tenths of a penny.

“While gas prices have fallen to about the same level as they were last year, they are still higher than they were during the spring of 2004,” said Auto Club spokeswoman Carol Thorp. “Summer travelers shouldn’t expect to see prices increase unless the price of crude oil jumps. Similarly, they shouldn’t expect prices to drop much more unless crude oil drops below $50 per barrel.”

Statewide, the average price for June is $2.359, down from $2.531 in May. The lowest average price in California is in Marysville, where regular is selling for $2.18. Blythe continues to report the state’s highest average price at $2.66. Nationally, the average price is $2.13, down from $2.16 in May.
In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 


County/City

Unl 6-14

Unl 5-17

Pre 6-14

Pre 5-17



Imperial County



El Centro

2.474

2.612

2.639

2.852



Inyo County


Bishop

2.333

2.526

2.439

2.759



Kern County



Bakersfield

2.279

2.427

2.587

2.579



Los Angeles County



Alhambra

2.285

2.458

2.479

2.579



Arcadia

2.354

2.495

2.529

2.689



Burbank

2.373

2.515

2.603

2.719



Culver City

2.459

2.652

2.899

2.999



Glendale

2.384

2.526

2.642

2.667



Glendora

2.274

2.432

2.424

2.679



Inglewood

2.315

2.506

2.486

2.659



Lancaster

2.307

2.476

2.514

2.699



Long Beach

2.332

2.504

2.535

2.777



Los Angeles

2.383

2.541

2.571

2.701



Manhattan Beach

2.397

2.535

2.439

2.632



Montebello

2.302

2.481

2.529

2.729



Santa Clarita

2.389

2.499

2.629

2.679



Santa Monica

2.487

2.649

2.799

2.859



Van Nuys

2.317

2.454

2.488

2.612



Whittier

2.323

2.480

2.539

2.487



Woodland Hills

2.366

2.524

2.611

2.732



Orange County



Anaheim

2.313

2.470

2.425

2.566



Fullerton

2.268

2.433

2.529

2.596



Huntington Beach

2.293

2.464

2.499

2.667



La Habra

2.262

2.393

2.459

2.599



Laguna Beach

2.406

2.599

2.572

2.769



Newport Beach

2.458

2.603

2.711

2.739



San Clemente

2.423

2.573

2.569

2.799



Tustin

2.377

2.532

2.596

2.719



Riverside County



Blythe

2.660

2.716

2.779

2.831



Hemet

2.331

2.521

2.499

2.719



Palm Springs

2.439

2.549

2.689

2.829



Riverside

2.268

2.469

2.432

2.645



San Bernardino County



Redlands

2.294

2.458

2.499

2.710



San Bernardino

2.336

2.527

2.600

2.481



Victorville

2.397

2.496

2.549

2.506



San Diego County



Chula Vista

2.341

2.482

2.669

2.759



Del Mar

2.467

2.635

2.689

2.799



Escondido

2.312

2.452

2.499

2.677



Oceanside

2.384

2.529

2.610

2.659



San Diego

2.391

2.537

2.560

2.726



San Luis Obispo County



San Luis Obispo

2.440

2.612

2.579

2.789



Santa Barbara County



Lompoc

2.526

2.657

2.699

2.825



Santa Barbara

2.519

2.654

2.674

2.899



Santa Maria

2.461

2.642

2.889

2.859



Tulare County



Porterville

2.359

2.643

2.479

2.810



Visalia

2.413

2.573

2.649

2.739



Ventura County



Ventura

2.336

2.482

2.528

2.565



So. Calif. Avg.

2.375

2.532

2.581

2.707