Auto Club: Monthly Gas Price Falls 14 Cents

(LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2006) — Despite price increases of three to eight cents during the past week, the average price of a gallon of gasoline dropped in most Southern California communities between October and November, 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 $2.498, compared to $2.634 on Oct. 10. Since setting a record high of $3.417 on May 16, the average price of regular gasoline has fallen 92 cents in the Southland.

“Prices in California have risen somewhat in the past week due to refinery maintenance and subsequent reduced production in the state,” said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. “Oil continues to trade at or below $60 per barrel.”

Statewide, the average price for November is $2.475, down from $2.595 in October. The lowest average price in the state is in La Habra, where regular is selling for $2.320. Santa Barbara reports the state’s highest average price at $2.790.

Nationally, the average price is $2.229 down slightly from $2.232 in October. The state with the highest gas price average is Hawaii at $2.859. New Jersey has the lowest average price of $2.046.

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

County/City

Nov. 14, regular

Oct. 10, regular

Nov. 14, premium

Oct. 10, premium

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

2.683

2.571

2.949

2.899

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

2.552

2.641

2.669

2.619

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.493

2.487

2.699

2.659

Ridgecrest

2.574

2.669

2.612

2.652

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.380

2.631

2.563

2.789

Arcadia

2.487

2.679

2.729

2.915

Burbank

2.467

2.653

2.598

2.813

Culver City

2.530

2.725

2.644

2.819

Glendale

2.502

2.675

2.667

2.870

Glendora

2.353

2.517

2.569

2.772

Inglewood

2.421

2.588

2.604

2.754

Lancaster

2.578

2.661

2.786

2.812

Long Beach

2.421

2.580

2.575

2.739

Los Angeles

2.484

2.674

2.623

2.841

Manhattan Beach

2.519

2.696

2.743

2.931

Montebello

2.428

2.602

2.535

2.692

Santa Clarita

2.448

2.617

2.678

2.843

Santa Monica

2.510

2.732

2.639

2.829

Van Nuys

2.444

2.627

2.558

2.774

Whittier

2.385

2.547

2.566

2.630

Woodland Hills

2.485

2.650

2.681

2.812

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.338

2.516

2.447

2.684

Fullerton

2.361

2.534

2.560

2.675

Huntington Beach

2.342

2.498

2.494

2.679

La Habra

2.320

2.493

2.472

2.585

Laguna Beach

2.579

2.712

2.839

2.999

Newport Beach

2.476

2.676

2.707

2.901

San Clemente

2.514

2.625

2.666

2.792

Tustin

2.448

2.624

2.670

2.842

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

2.671

2.905

2.811

3.039

Hemet

2.439

2.482

2.533

2.639

Palm Springs

2.548

2.656

2.749

2.882

Riverside

2.387

2.546

2.617

2.719

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

2.510

2.578

2.699

2.759

San Bernardino

2.461

2.624

2.584

2.662

Victorville

2.525

2.576

2.560

2.634

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.531

2.537

2.755

2.817

Del Mar

2.539

2.685

2.716

2.869

Escondido

2.484

2.517

2.615

2.678

Oceanside

2.509

2.537

2.743

2.697

San Diego

2.496

2.547

2.663

2.763

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

2.619

2.787

2.804

2.952

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

2.609

2.872

3.049

3.129

Santa Barbara

2.790

2.959

3.099

3.196

Santa Maria

2.659

2.765

2.849

2.802

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

2.515

2.651

2.519

2.599

Visalia

2.519

2.641

2.730

2.855

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

2.555

2.644

2.687

2.795

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

2.498

2.634

2.673

2.794

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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