Auto Club: Gas Prices Post 17 Percent Climb From February, Exceed $3

(LOS ANGELES, Mar. 13, 2007) — Southern California gas prices added 45 cents per gallon for regular gasoline in one month according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s monthly Fuel Gauge Report. This is a gain of 17% from February to March.

The Southern California March average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.101, compared to $2.648 on Feb. 13. The record high price for Southern California was $3.417, set on May 16 of last year.

“The typical springtime trend of rising gas prices before the switch to the more expensive summer blend of fuel started earlier this year, led by what refiners say were maintenance and unscheduled outages that reduced production,” said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. “The majority of Southern California communities now have gas prices averaging higher than $3 per gallon for regular.”

Statewide, the average price for March is $3.106 up from $2.663 in February. The lowest average price in the state is in Glendora, where regular is still selling for under $3 at $2.984. San Francisco has the state’s highest average price at $3.319.

Nationally, the average price is $2.543, up nearly 32 cents from $2.227 in February. California is the state with the highest gas price average. Wyoming has the lowest average price, at $2.310.

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

County/City

Mar. 13, regular

Feb. 13, regular

Mar. 13, premium

Feb. 13, premium

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.269

2.891

3.429

3.139

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

3.115

2.609

2.274

2.769

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

3.137

2.633

3.340

2.817

Ridgecrest

3.059

2.609

3.209

2.794

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

3.032

2.554

3.189

2.799

Arcadia

3.082

2.637

3.304

2.859

Burbank

3.114

2.645

3.238

2.829

Culver City

3.176

2.679

3.279

2.959

Glendale

3.090

2.628

3.289

2.839

Glendora

2.984

2.486

3.249

2.671

Inglewood

3.072

2.602

3.259

2.829

Lancaster

3.088

2.687

3.216

2.892

Long Beach

3.065

2.599

3.227

2.739

Los Angeles

3.107

2.656

3.288

2.834

Manhattan Beach

3.117

2.699

3.329

2.876

Montebello

3.016

2.665

3.186

2.769

Santa Clarita

3.068

2.629

3.239

2.846

Santa Monica

3.066

2.732

3.499

2.959

Van Nuys

3.048

2.588

3.157

2.689

Whittier

3.011

2.538

3.154

2.732

Woodland Hills

3.114

2.643

3.329

2.843

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

3.020

2.503

3.183

2.696

Fullerton

3.012

2.537

3.188

2.691

Huntington Beach

3.044

2.537

3.234

2.728

La Habra

3.001

2.501

3.199

2.674

Laguna Beach

3.219

2.739

3.459

2.949

Newport Beach

3.098

2.643

3.320

2.827

San Clemente

3.106

2.688

3.339

2.879

Tustin

3.065

2.611

3.292

2.839

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.189

2.817

3.259

2.929

Hemet

3.073

2.603

3.299

2.789

Palm Springs

3.122

2.694

3.319

2.899

Riverside

3.048

2.602

3.258

2.838

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

3.142

2.632

3.292

2.912

San Bernardino

3.105

2.628

3.206

2.721

Victorville

3.102

2.618

3.172

2.668

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

3.112

2.655

3.308

2.871

Del Mar

3.186

2.739

3.339

2.924

Escondido

3.055

2.647

3.352

2.821

Oceanside

3.097

2.650

3.270

2.862

San Diego

3.125

2.669

3.295

2.879

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.172

2.728

3.329

2.894

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.129

2.672

3.279

2.857

Santa Barbara

3.231

2.814

3.381

2.999

Santa Maria

3.175

2.740

3.279

2.832

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

3.166

2.689

3.129

2.874

Visalia

3.154

2.692

3.359

3.001

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.093

2.654

3.230

3.230

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

3.101

2.648

3.255

2.837

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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