Auto Club: Monthly Gas Price Falls 39 Cents

(LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2006) —The average price of a gallon of gasoline continued plunging in most Southern California communities between September and October, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California October average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $2.634, compared to $3.021, September 15. Since August, the average price has dropped nearly 64 cents. The Southern California record high is $3.417, set on May 16.

“The price drop is due to a number of factors including the near $20 drop in the price of crude oil since July,” said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. “Coupled with seasonal lower demand, this trend has pushed retail prices lower, much to the relief of motorists.”

Statewide, the average price for October is $2.595, down from $2.95 in September. The lowest average price in the state is in Marysville, where regular is selling for $2.450. Santa Barbara reports the state’s highest average price at $2.959.

Nationally, the average price is $2.262, down from $2.613 in September. The state with the highest gas price average is Hawaii at $3.026. Missouri has the lowest average price of $2.049.

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

County/City

Oct. 10, Regular Gas

Sept. 12, Regular Gas

Oct. 10, Premium Gas

Sept. 12, Premium Gas

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

2.571

3.039

2.899

3.227

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

2.641

3.077

2.619

3.299

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.487

2.868

2.659

3.039

Ridgecrest

2.669

3.099

2.652

3.096

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.631

2.941

2.789

3.082

Arcadia

2.679

3.043

2.915

3.303

Burbank

2.653

2.986

2.813

3.091

Culver City

2.725

3.105

2.819

3.297

Glendale

2.675

3.018

2.870

3.207

Glendora

2.517

2.979

2.772

2.999

Inglewood

2.588

2.961

2.754

3.130

Lancaster

2.661

3.078

2.812

3.259

Long Beach

2.580

2.952

2.739

3.103

Los Angeles

2.674

3.040

2.841

3.201

Manhattan Beach

2.696

3.035

2.931

3.246

Montebello

2.602

2.977

2.692

3.002

Santa Clarita

2.617

3.023

2.843

3.229

Santa Monica

2.732

3.110

2.829

3.260

Van Nuys

2.627

2.951

2.774

3.094

Whittier

2.547

2.948

2.630

3.047

Woodland Hills

2.650

2.981

2.812

3.188

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.516

2.910

2.684

3.055

Fullerton

2.534

2.902

2.675

3.083

Huntington Beach

2.498

2.907

2.679

3.093

La Habra

2.493

2.866

2.585

3.017

Laguna Beach

2.712

3.113

2.999

3.359

Newport Beach

2.676

3.031

2.901

3.274

San Clemente

2.625

3.087

2.792

3.265

Tustin

2.624

2.999

2.842

3.244

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

2.905

3.284

3.039

3.351

Hemet

2.482

2.956

2.639

3.089

Palm Springs

2.656

3.066

2.882

3.319

Riverside

2.546

2.990

2.719

3.182

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

2.578

2.989

2.759

3.177

San Bernardino

2.624

3.000

2.662

3.103

Victorville

2.576

2.977

2.634

3.013

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.537

2.948

2.817

3.172

Del Mar

2.685

3.122

2.869

3.378

Escondido

2.517

2.895

2.678

3.088

Oceanside

2.537

2.952

2.697

3.109

San Diego

2.547

2.981

2.763

3.192

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

2.787

3.179

2.952

3.446

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

2.872

3.232

3.129

3.449

Santa Barbara

2.959

3.262

3.196

3.502

Santa Maria

2.765

3.150

2.802

3.187

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

2.651

3.003

2.599

3.079

Visalia

2.641

2.999

2.855

3.186

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

2.644

3.016

2.795

3.165

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

2.634

3.021

2.794

3.187

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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