Auto Club: Monthly Gas Price Average Bumps Up Slightly

(LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2006) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Southern California rose slightly from June to July, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California July average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.306, up from $3.301 on June 13. The Southern California record is $3.417, set on May 16.

“The average price of regular gas increased less than a penny over the past month even though motorists are seeing steep increases at the pump recently. The disparity results from falling prices through the month of June,” said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. “We are in the midst of the summer driving season and consumer demand for gas is stronger than it was last year. Gasoline production is slightly lower than this time in 2005. High gasoline demand in a period of lower supply normally leads to higher prices.”

Statewide, the average price for July is $3.256, down from $3.262 in June. The lowest average price in the state is in Pleasanton, where regular is selling for $3.128. Blythe reports the state’s highest average price at $3.540.

Nationally, the average price is $2.968, up from $2.899 in June. The state with the highest gas price average is Hawaii at $3.372. South Carolina has the lowest average price of $2.749.

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

County/City

Regular,
7-11-2006

Regular,
6-13-2006

Premium, 7-11-2006

Premium, 6-13-2006

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.353

3.461

3.526

3.563

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

3.328

3.293

3.499

3.397

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

3.171

3.195

3.325

3.368

Ridgecrest

3.230

3.339

3.196

3.457

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

3.207

3.197

3.390

3.379

Arcadia

3.339

3.325

3.509

3.439

Burbank

3.301

3.282

3.447

3.497

Culver City

3.351

3.323

3.416

3.619

Glendale

3.296

3.295

3.488

3.508

Glendora

3.257

3.222

3.459

3.449

Inglewood

3.257

3.244

3.422

3.439

Lancaster

3.344

3.298

3.494

3.279

Long Beach

3.269

3.246

3.413

3.422

Los Angeles

3.301

3.310

3.459

3.472

Manhattan Beach

3.323

3.355

3.579

3.479

Montebello

3.250

3.237

3.264

3.299

Santa Clarita

3.285

3.255

3.477

3.446

Santa Monica

3.341

3.363

3.527

3.629

Van Nuys

3.268

3.246

3.381

3.399

Whittier

3.242

3.224

3.378

3.479

Woodland Hills

3.335

3.318

3.503

3.422

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

3.215

3.183

3.346

3.368

Fullerton

3.217

3.179

3.368

3.373

Huntington Beach

3.216

3.187

3.428

3.347

La Habra

3.182

3.167

3.289

3.249

Laguna Beach

3.405

3.396

3.629

3.500

Newport Beach

3.353

3.316

3.580

3.569

San Clemente

3.351

3.346

3.513

3.549

Tustin

3.276

3.291

3.499

3.497

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.540

3.506

3.666

3.634

Hemet

3.289

3.274

3.339

3.406

Palm Springs

3.365

3.385

3.539

3.489

Riverside

3.287

3.292

3.474

3.464

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

3.340

3.290

3.520

3.586

San Bernardino

3.326

3.327

3.440

3.472

Victorville

3.297

3.292

3.338

3.369

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

3.288

3.248

3.481

3.491

Del Mar

3.446

3.414

3.678

3.669

Escondido

3.267

3.215

3.466

3.461

Oceanside

3.323

3.312

3.517

3.497

San Diego

3.319

3.298

3.511

3.502

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.395

3.365

3.589

3.469

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.347

3.379

3.559

3.483

Santa Barbara

3.446

3.399

3.641

3.589

Santa Maria

3.411

3.411

3.499

3.449

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

3.213

3.387

3.142

3.491

Visalia

3.234

3.328

3.373

3.554

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.312

3.255

3.428

3.443

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Avg.

3.306

3.301

3.458

3.467

The Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report is based on data gathered from monitoring fuel transactions at 3,900 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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