Finally, Relief: Gas Prices Down Almost 20 Cents This Month

(LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2007) —The average monthly price of gasoline in Southern California finally fell after five consecutive months of increases, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s monthly Fuel Gauge Report. The monthly average is almost identical to prices paid at this time last year.

The Southern California June average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.30, down nearly 19 cents from last month’s all-time record high of $3.486.

“Gas prices have fallen more steeply in the last month than they did during this time last year, but we are now paying about the same as we did this time last year,” said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. “Wholesale gasoline prices in California and nationwide have dropped significantly in recent days, which is benefiting consumers.”

Statewide, the average price for May is $3.301, down from $3.478 in April. The state’s lowest average prices are in Tracy and Chico, where regular sells for $3.15. San Francisco has the state’s highest average at $3.58.

Nationally, the average price is $3.066, down 2 cents from May. Hawaii has overtaken California once again as the state with the highest gas price average -- $3.399. South Carolina has the lowest average price, at $2.869.

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

County/City

Jun. 12, regular

May 15, regular

Jun. 12, premium

May 15, premium

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.432

3.635

3.699

3.839

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

3.188

3.443

3.399

3.641

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

3.184

3.460

3.369

3.664

Ridgecrest

3.279

3.466

3.480

3.466

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

3.252

3.446

3.412

3.612

Arcadia

3.302

3.476

3.577

3.702

Burbank

3.281

3.467

3.492

3.664

Culver City

3.359

3.534

3.569

3.738

Glendale

3.328

3.470

3.554

3.711

Glendora

3.229

3.449

3.425

3.739

Inglewood

3.235

3.428

3.446

3.619

Lancaster

3.333

3.507

3.537

3.719

Long Beach

3.214

3.450

3.425

3.637

Los Angeles

3.329

3.509

3.526

3.658

Manhattan Beach

3.368

3.512

3.649

3.779

Montebello

3.205

3.392

3.429

3.582

Santa Clarita

3.239

3.422

3.389

3.619

Santa Monica

3.346

3.515

3.674

3.726

Van Nuys

3.258

3.422

3.453

3.599

Whittier

3.221

3.391

3.372

3.479

Woodland Hills

3.294

3.463

3.456

3.609

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

3.212

3.413

3.412

3.563

Fullerton

3.182

3.425

3.414

3.607

Huntington Beach

3.187

3.425

3.382

3.612

La Habra

3.163

3.404

3.372

3.559

Laguna Beach

3.454

3.632

3.697

3.632

Newport Beach

3.333

3.514

3.579

3.755

San Clemente

3.337

3.528

3.549

3.739

Tustin

3.739

3.500

3.574

3.759

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.521

3.627

3.699

3.799

Hemet

3.206

3.463

3.451

3.586

Palm Springs

3.276

3.470

3.509

3.719

Riverside

3.237

3.427

3.439

3.607

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

3.272

3.502

3.584

3.699

San Bernardino

3.220

3.457

3.416

3.479

Victorville

3.197

3.440

3.429

3.528

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

3.271

3.464

3.441

3.612

Del Mar

3.436

3.639

3.579

3.769

Escondido

3.214

3.426

3.419

3.671

Oceanside

3.300

3.495

3.575

3.725

San Diego

3.262

3.494

3.480

3.692

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.485

3.545

3.659

3.819

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.439

3.532

3.671

3.859

Santa Barbara

3.470

3.609

3.634

3.796

Santa Maria

3.480

3.573

3.739

3.779

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

3.372

3.519

3.379

3.549

Visalia

3.363

3.508

3.512

3.649

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.293

3.462

3.500

3.597

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

3.300

3.486

3.509

3.666

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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