Auto Club: Monthly Gas Price Falls 25 Cents

(LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2006) —The average price of a gallon of gasoline dropped by nearly a quarter in most Southern California communities between August and September, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California August average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.021, down from $3.271 on August 15. The Southern California record is $3.417, set on May 16.

“The price drop is due to a number of factors, including the end of the summer driving season, a relatively mild hurricane season in the Caribbean and reduced anxiety over world events,” said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. “On top of these indicators, oil is trading lower by about $10 per barrel compared to early summer, which also helps push retail prices lower.”

Statewide, the average price for September is $2.955, down from $3.225 in August. The lowest average price in the state is in Tracy, where regular is selling for $2.765. Blythe reports the state’s highest average price at $3.284.

Nationally, the average price is $2.613, down from $2.997 in August. The state with the highest gas price average is Hawaii at $3.278. Ohio has the lowest average price of $2.309.

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

County/City

Regular,
Sept. 12

Regular, Aug. 15

Premium, Sept. 12

Premium, Aug. 15

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.039

3.312

3.227

3.439

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

3.077

3.324

3.299

3.439

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.868

3.182

3.039

3.383

Ridgecrest

3.099

3.299

3.096

3.413

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.941

3.172

3.082

3.363

Arcadia

3.043

3.321

3.303

3.515

Burbank

2.986

3.263

3.091

3.432

Culver City

3.105

3.338

3.297

3.479

Glendale

3.018

3.267

3.207

3.441

Glendora

2.979

3.182

2.999

3.309

Inglewood

2.961

3.223

3.130

3.419

Lancaster

3.078

3.293

3.259

3.472

Long Beach

2.952

3.224

3.103

3.355

Los Angeles

3.040

3.269

3.201

3.415

Manhattan Beach

3.035

3.299

3.246

3.546

Montebello

2.977

3.190

3.002

3.319

Santa Clarita

3.023

3.216

3.229

3.419

Santa Monica

3.110

3.314

3.260

3.429

Van Nuys

2.951

3.212

3.094

3.326

Whittier

2.948

3.178

3.047

3.335

Woodland Hills

2.981

3.215

3.188

3.400

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.910

3.140

3.055

3.315

Fullerton

2.902

3.154

3.083

3.349

Huntington Beach

2.907

3.163

3.093

3.348

La Habra

2.866

3.122

3.017

3.239

Laguna Beach

3.113

3.375

3.359

3.599

Newport Beach

3.031

3.317

3.274

3.534

San Clemente

3.087

3.332

3.265

3.487

Tustin

2.999

3.234

3.244

3.459

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.284

3.525

3.351

3.695

Hemet

2.956

3.243

3.089

3.369

Palm Springs

3.066

3.324

3.319

3.526

Riverside

2.990

3.241

3.182

3.434

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

2.989

3.273

3.177

3.494

San Bernardino

3.000

3.290

3.103

3.409

Victorville

2.977

3.309

3.013

3.449

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.948

3.257

3.172

3.461

Del Mar

3.122

3.396

3.378

3.611

Escondido

2.895

3.195

3.088

3.408

Oceanside

2.952

3.278

3.109

3.454

San Diego

2.981

3.287

3.192

3.469

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.179

3.364

3.446

3.549

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.232

3.343

3.449

3.459

Santa Barbara

3.262

3.438

3.502

3.706

Santa Maria

3.150

3.361

3.187

3.489

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

3.003

3.252

3.079

3.369

Visalia

2.999

3.255

3.186

3.429

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.016

3.268

3.165

3.399

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

3.021

3.271

3.187

3.441

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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