Auto Club: Gas Prices Rise Slightly From January

(LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2007) —Southern California gas prices dropped by about a dime the last two weeks of January in most areas, but bounced back higher in February to post a slight increase in the Automobile Club of Southern California's monthly Fuel Gauge Report. The Southern California average showed a three-cent gain between January and February.

The Southern California January average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $2.648, compared to $2.613 on Jan. 16. The record high price for Southern California was $3.417, set on May 16 of last year.

"Southern California is once more in its cycle of rising prices just before the more expensive 'summer blend' of fuel hits our gasoline pumps," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. "Last week's fire at California's fifth-largest crude oil field, Elk Hills in Bakersfield, disrupted crude supplies to the state's refineries and also contributed to the rising prices."

Statewide, the average price for February is $2.663, up from $2.635 in January. The lowest average price in the state is in La Habra, where regular is selling for $2.501, up nearly seven cents from $2.438. Tahoe City and Yreka in Northern California have the state's highest average price at $2.899.

Nationally, the average price is $2.227, down slightly from $2.229 in January. The state with the highest gas price average is Hawaii at $2.86. South Carolina has the lowest average price, at $2.047.

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

County/City

Feb. 13, regular

Jan. 16, regular

Feb. 13, premium

Jan. 16, premium

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

2.891

2.793

3.139

2.939

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

2.609

2.639

2.769

2.939

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.633

2.557

2.817

2.733

Ridgecrest

2.609

2.592

2.794

2.659

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.554

2.576

2.799

2.729

Arcadia

2.637

2.563

2.859

2.819

Burbank

2.645

2.599

2.829

2.747

Culver City

2.679

2.607

2.959

2.654

Glendale

2.628

2.615

2.839

2.846

Glendora

2.486

2.499

2.671

2.709

Inglewood

2.602

2.533

2.829

2.766

Lancaster

2.687

2.675

2.892

2.892

Long Beach

2.599

2.548

2.739

2.715

Los Angeles

2.656

2.626

2.834

2.782

Manhattan Beach

2.699

2.636

2.876

2.899

Montebello

2.665

2.571

2.769

2.652

Santa Clarita

2.629

2.609

2.846

2.859

Santa Monica

2.732

2.639

2.959

2.849

Van Nuys

2.588

2.544

2.689

2.639

Whittier

2.538

2.515

2.732

2.739

Woodland Hills

2.643

2.583

2.843

2.779

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.503

2.457

2.696

2.589

Fullerton

2.537

2.462

2.691

2.592

Huntington Beach

2.537

2.501

2.728

2.649

La Habra

2.501

2.438

2.674

2.572

Laguna Beach

2.739

2.709

2.949

2.879

Newport Beach

2.643

2.609

2.827

2.809

San Clemente

2.688

2.664

2.879

2.894

Tustin

2.611

2.583

2.839

2.784

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

2.817

2.819

2.929

2.909

Hemet

2.603

2.577

2.789

2.686

Palm Springs

2.694

2.663

2.899

2.849

Riverside

2.602

2.552

2.838

2.732

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

2.632

2.581

2.912

2.761

San Bernardino

2.628

2.602

2.721

2.786

Victorville

2.618

2.624

2.668

2.709

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.655

2.605

2.871

2.856

Del Mar

2.739

2.759

2.924

2.939

Escondido

2.647

2.533

2.821

2.814

Oceanside

2.650

2.632

2.862

2.759

San Diego

2.669

2.639

2.879

2.864

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

2.728

2.714

2.894

2.879

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

2.672

2.691

2.857

3.039

Santa Barbara

2.814

2.826

2.999

2.996

Santa Maria

2.740

2.754

2.832

2.979

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

2.689

2.634

2.874

2.659

Visalia

2.692

2.627

3.001

2.874

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

2.654

2.648

2.856

2.858

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

2.648

2.613

2.837

2.793

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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