Auto Club: Gas Prices Continue Plunge

(LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2005) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Southern California fell about 30 cents in the past month as reduced demand, increased production and forecasts for a mild East Coast winter caused a drop in oil prices, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California November average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $2.637, which compares to an Oct. 18 average of $2.943 — a decrease of 30.6 cents.

"Many of the key reasons for the record high oil and gasoline price spikes in September have diminished, which has reduced the price of oil from around $70 per barrel to about $57 per barrel,” said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. “If events remain on this course, Thanksgiving travelers can expect to see prices continue to drop through the holiday and into December.”

Statewide, the average price for November is $2.581, down 34.2 cents from $2.923 in October. The all-time record high of $3.054 was set on Sept. 9. The lowest average price in California is in La Habra, where regular is selling for $2.463. Blythe reports the region’s highest average price at $2.877.

Nationally, the average price is $2.292, down from $2.742 in October. The state with the lowest gas price average is Oklahoma with $2.039. The nation’s highest average price is in Hawaii, where gasoline is selling for an average of $2.770.

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

County/City

Reg 11-15

Reg 10-18

Pre 11-15

Pre 10-18

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

2.706

2.993

2.879

3.179

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

2.712

3.047

3.024

3.259

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.501

2.889

2.742

3.115

Ridgecrest

2.679

n/a

2.905

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.568

2.891

2.679

2.979

Arcadia

2.640

2.939

2.899

3.179

Burbank

2.641

2.936

2.796

3.099

Culver City

2.768

3.022

3.106

3.179

Glendale

2.599

2.913

2.819

3.159

Glendora

2.520

2.825

2.759

2.959

Inglewood

2.586

2.888

2.792

3.099

Lancaster

2.593

2.964

2.616

3.029

Long Beach

2.602

2.891

2.769

3.011

Los Angeles

2.638

2.948

2.783

3.081

Manhattan Beach

2.688

2.952

2.739

3.099

Montebello

2.562

2.915

2.845

2.999

Santa Clarita

2.617

2.977

2.799

3.199

Santa Monica

2.679

2.966

2.964

3.195

Van Nuys

2.629

2.909

2.704

3.032

Whittier

2.583

2.883

2.556

2.913

Woodland Hills

2.677

2.949

2.882

3.165

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.527

2.786

2.558

2.885

Fullerton

2.497

2.773

2.645

2.935

Huntington Beach

2.482

2.809

2.695

2.993

La Habra

2.463

2.782

2.639

3.039

Laguna Beach

2.729

3.009

3.039

3.219

Newport Beach

2.676

2.977

2.899

3.173

San Clemente

2.681

2.981

2.879

3.206

Tustin

2.601

2.914

2.819

3.059

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

2.877

3.201

2.932

3.199

Hemet

2.664

2.959

2.722

2.882

Palm Springs

2.739

3.022

2.939

3.229

Riverside

2.569

2.881

2.719

3.055

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

2.584

2.905

2.832

3.202

San Bernardino

2.662

2.937

2.579

2.977

Victorville

2.575

2.995

2.577

2.926

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.575

2.939

2.919

3.121

Del Mar

2.709

3.034

3.019

3.326

Escondido

2.576

2.902

2.835

3.259

Oceanside

2.671

2.960

2.976

3.189

San Diego

2.684

2.976

2.894

3.190

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

2.731

2.985

3.092

3.246

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

2.838

3.002

3.075

3.239

Santa Barbara

2.718

3.009

2.599

3.146

Santa Maria

2.722

3.050

2.619

3.194

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

2.634

2.943

2.754

3.034

Visalia

2.599

2.943

2.889

3.166

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

2.604

2.927

2.700

2.945

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Avg.

2.637

2.943

2.810

3.106

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