Gas Prices Down For Second Month, Says Auto Club

(LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2007) — The average monthly price of gasoline in Southern California has dropped for the second consecutive month, bringing some Southern California communities closer to going below the $3 average, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California June average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.150, down 15 cents from June 12 and nearly 34 cents from the all-time record high of $3.486 set in May.

"Despite a small upward tick last week, the average price for the month is still down compared to June and also to last year when we were paying about $3.31 per gallon on average as a region," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. "Due to refinery problems in the Midwest state gasoline markets, Nebraska and Illinois are tied for the nation's highest state average of $3.310. California, which usually leads the country in gas prices, currently sits below the averages of 14 other states."

In California, the average price for July is $3.151, down from $3.301 in June. The state's lowest average prices are in La Habra, where regular sells for $2.962. Eureka has the state's highest average at $3.417.

Nationally, the average price is $3.040, down nearly three cents from June. South Carolina has the lowest average price, at $2.821.

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

County/City

July 17, regular

June 12, regular

July 17, premium

June 12, premium

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.370

3.432

3.399

3.699

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

3.134

3.188

3.353

3.399

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

3.126

3.184

3.352

3.369

Ridgecrest

3.169

3.279

3.388

3.480

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

3.079

3.252

3.312

3.412

Arcadia

3.122

3.302

3.399

3.577

Burbank

3.146

3.281

3.364

3.492

Culver City

3.189

3.359

3.479

3.569

Glendale

3.153

3.328

3.346

3.554

Glendora

3.094

3.235

3.306

3.446

Inglewood

3.235

3.428

3.446

3.619

Lancaster

3.195

3.333

3.404

3.537

Long Beach

3.038

3.214

3.221

3.425

Los Angeles

3.161

3.329

3.355

3.526

Manhattan Beach

3.194

3.368

3.499

3.649

Montebello

3.058

3.205

3.277

3.429

Santa Clarita

3.106

3.239

3.322

3.389

Santa Monica

3.177

3.346

3.499

3.674

Van Nuys

3.117

3.258

3.286

3.453

Whittier

3.022

3.221

3.192

3.372

Woodland Hills

3.174

3.294

3.319

3.456

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

3.000

3.212

3.204

3.412

Fullerton

2.996

3.182

3.2154

3.414

Huntington Beach

3.039

3.187

3.272

3.382

La Habra

2.962

3.163

3.179

3.372

Laguna Beach

3.299

3.454

3.499

3.697

Newport Beach

3.154

3.333

3.361

3.579

San Clemente

3.205

3.337

3.406

3.549

Tustin

3.131

3.335

3.329

3.574

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.408

3.521

3.602

3.699

Hemet

3.068

3.206

3.269

3.451

Palm Springs

3.116

3.276

3.334

3.509

Riverside

3.033

3.237

3.269

3.439

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

3.136

3.272

3.449

3.584

San Bernardino

3.086

3.220

3.272

3.416

Victorville

3.077

3.197

3.264

3.429

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

3.168

3.271

3.277

3.441

Del Mar

3.229

3.436

3.419

3.579

Escondido

3.098

3.214

3.322

3.419

Oceanside

3.153

3.300

3.355

3.575

San Diego

3.132

3.262

3.299

3.480

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.347

3.485

3.566

3.659

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.190

3.439

3.579

3.671

Santa Barbara

3.354

3.470

3.699

3.634

Santa Maria

3.348

3.480

3.609

3.739

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

3.263

3.372

3.199

3.379

Visalia

3.192

3.363

3.422

3.512

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.156

3.293

3.352

3.500

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

$3.150

$3.300

$3.361

$3.509

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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