Most Southern California Cities' Gas Prices Below $3 for August, Says Auto Club

(LOS ANGELES, August 14, 2007) — For the third straight month, Southern California gas prices dipped downward, bringing averages below $3 a gallon for most Southland communities, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California August average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $2.912, a 14-cent drop from July 17 and 57 cents below the all-time record high of $3.486 set in May.

"Southern Californians who take out-of-state vacations this month probably won't notice much difference between the pump prices they pay at home and the ones at their destination. Most state gas price averages are between $2.60 and $2.90 right now," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp.

In California, the average price for August is $2.929, down 22 cents from $3.151 in July. The state's lowest average prices are in Anaheim and La Habra, where regular sells for $2.72. San Luis Obispo has Southern California's highest average at $3.163.

Nationally, the average price is $2.767, down 27 cents from July. South Carolina has the lowest average price, at $2.563.

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

County/City

August 14, regular

July 17, regular

August 14, premium

July 17, premium

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.124

3.370

3.384

3.399

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

2.909

3.134

2.939

3.353

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.832

3.126

3.030

3.352

Ridgecrest

2.944

3.169

3.204

3.388

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.803

3.079

2.986

3.312

Arcadia

2.841

3.122

3.179

3.399

Burbank

2.904

3.146

3.130

3.364

Culver City

3.021

3.189

3.249

3.479

Glendale

2.934

3.153

3.139

3.346

Glendora

2.788

3.019

3.048

3.238

Inglewood

2.857

3.094

3.039

3.306

Lancaster

2.966

3.195

3.183

3.404

Long Beach

2.786

3.038

2.992

3.221

Los Angeles

2.935

3.161

3.141

3.355

Manhattan Beach

2.942

3.194

3.163

3.499

Montebello

2.839

3.058

3.032

3.277

Santa Clarita

2.876

3.106

3.066

3.322

Santa Monica

2.977

3.177

3.166

3.499

Van Nuys

2.869

3.117

3.069

3.286

Whittier

2.791

3.022

3.010

3.192

Woodland Hills

2.937

3.174

3.155

3.319

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.720

3.000

2.952

3.204

Fullerton

2.751

2.996

2.969

3.215

Huntington Beach

2.757

3.039

2.977

3.272

La Habra

2.720

2.962

2.949

3.179

Laguna Beach

2.974

3.299

3.234

3.499

Newport Beach

2.897

3.154

3.129

3.361

San Clemente

3.030

3.205

3.219

3.406

Tustin

2.884

3.131

3.129

3.329

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.150

3.408

3.410

3.602

Hemet

2.819

3.068

3.039

3.269

Palm Springs

2.872

3.116

3.099

3.334

Riverside

2.798

3.033

3.009

3.269

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

2.892

3.136

3.094

3.449

San Bernardino

2.861

3.086

3.027

3.272

Victorville

2.860

3.077

3.092

3.264

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.881

3.168

3.189

3.277

Del Mar

3.029

3.229

3.199

3.419

Escondido

2.843

3.098

3.036

3.322

Oceanside

2.944

3.153

3.211

3.355

San Diego

2.924

3.132

3.107

3.299

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.163

3.347

3.399

3.566

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

2.953

3.190

3.399

3.579

Santa Barbara

3.139

3.354

3.349

3.699

Santa Maria

3.149

3.348

3.409

3.609

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

2.999

3.263

2.999

3.199

Visalia

3.015

3.192

3.284

3.422

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

2.895

3.156

3.189

3.352

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

$2.912

$3.150

$3.133

$3.361

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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