Auto Club: Monthly Gas Price Average Dips

(LOS ANGELES, August 15, 2006) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline dipped slightly in most Southern California communities between July and August, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California August average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.271, down almost 3 cents from $3.306 on July 11. The Southern California record is $3.417, set on May 16.

"Gas prices have hovered up and down over the past four weeks rather than settling into a solid downward or upward pattern," said Auto Club spokesman Jeffrey Spring. "Supplies are adequate for demand, but anxiety over world events and the recent Alaska pipeline problems have combined to keep prices within 20 cents of their record levels."

Statewide, the average price for August is $3.225, down from $3.256 in July. The lowest average price in the state is in Marysville, where regular is selling for $3.028. Blythe reports the state's highest average price at $3.525.

Nationally, the average price is $2.997, up from $2.968 in July. The state with the highest gas price average is Hawaii at $3.368. South Carolina has the lowest average price of $2.822.

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

County/City

Unleaded 8–15

Unleaded 7–11

Premium 8–15

Premium 7–11

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.312

3.353

3.439

3.526

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

3.324

3.328

3.439

3.499

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

3.182

3.171

3.383

3.325

Ridgecrest

3.299

3.230

3.413

3.196

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

3.172

3.207

3.363

3.390

Arcadia

3.321

3.339

3.515

3.509

Burbank

3.263

3.301

3.432

3.447

Culver City

3.338

3.351

3.479

3.416

Glendale

3.267

3.296

3.441

3.488

Glendora

3.182

3.257

3.309

3.459

Inglewood

3.223

3.257

3.419

3.422

Lancaster

3.293

3.344

3.472

3.494

Long Beach

3.224

3.269

3.355

3.413

Los Angeles

3.269

3.301

3.415

3.459

Manhattan Beach

3.299

3.323

3.546

3.579

Montebello

3.190

3.250

3.319

3.264

Santa Clarita

3.216

3.285

3.419

3.477

Santa Monica

3.314

3.341

3.429

3.527

Van Nuys

3.212

3.268

3.326

3.381

Whittier

3.178

3.242

3.335

3.378

Woodland Hills

3.215

3.335

3.400

3.503

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

3.140

3.215

3.315

3.346

Fullerton

3.154

3.217

3.349

3.368

Huntington Beach

3.163

3.216

3.348

3.428

La Habra

3.122

3.182

3.239

3.289

Laguna Beach

3.375

3.405

3.599

3.629

Newport Beach

3.317

3.353

3.534

3.580

San Clemente

3.332

3.351

3.487

3.513

Tustin

3.234

3.276

3.459

3.499

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.525

3.540

3.695

3.666

Hemet

3.243

3.289

3.369

3.339

Palm Springs

3.324

3.365

3.526

3.539

Riverside

3.241

3.287

3.434

3.474

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

3.273

3.340

3.494

3.520

San Bernardino

3.290

3.326

3.409

3.440

Victorville

3.309

3.297

3.449

3.338

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

3.257

3.288

3.461

3.481

Del Mar

3.396

3.446

3.611

3.678

Escondido

3.195

3.267

3.408

3.466

Oceanside

3.278

3.323

3.454

3.517

San Diego

3.287

3.319

3.469

3.511

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.364

3.395

3.549

3.589

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.343

3.347

3.459

3.559

Santa Barbara

3.438

3.446

3.706

3.641

Santa Maria

3.361

3.411

3.489

3.499

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

3.252

3.213

3.369

3.142

Visalia

3.255

3.234

3.429

3.373

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.268

3.312

3.399

3.428

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Cal. Average

3.271

3.306

3.306

3.458

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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