Despite Recent Run-Up, Average Monthly Gas Price Continues To Show Decline, Says Auto Club

(LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2007) —Although recent days have brought increased prices at the pump, the overall average monthly gas price for Southern California declined slightly in most regions compared to the prior month, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California September average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $2.868, a four-cent drop from Aug.14 and 62 cents below the all-time record high of $3.486 set in May.

"We've seen the average monthly price drop for four consecutive months, and usually that pace continues through the fall. However, recent concerns about hurricanes and Midwest gasoline production have caused prices to bump up in recent days. No one can predict with certainty at this point whether the prices increases will continue or whether we will see a further decline in prices," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp.

In California, the average price for September is $2.866, down six cents from $2.929 in August. The state’s lowest average price is in Glendora, where regular sells for $2.713. Tahoe City has the state’s highest average at $3.099.

Nationally, the average price is $2.814, up five cents from $2.767 in August. New Jersey has the lowest average price, at $2.540.

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

County/City

9-11-07, regular

8-14-07, regular

9-11-07, premium

8-14-07, premium

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

2.986

3.124

3.229

3.384

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

2.995

2.909

3.226

2.939

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.784

2.832

3.008

3.030

Ridgecrest

2.864

2.944

3.059

3.204

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.744

2.803

2.936

2.986

Arcadia

2.801

2.841

3.079

3.179

Burbank

2.857

2.904

3.052

3.130

Culver City

2.954

3.021

3.079

3.249

Glendale

2.867

2.934

3.065

3.139

Glendora

2.713

2.788

2.907

3.048

Inglewood

2.801

2.857

2.989

3.039

Lancaster

2.921

2.966

3.143

3.183

Long Beach

2.747

2.786

2.929

2.992

Los Angeles

2.860

2.935

3.049

3.141

Manhattan Beach

2.902

2.942

3.149

3.163

Montebello

2.758

2.839

2.939

3.032

Santa Clarita

2.803

2.876

2.994

3.066

Santa Monica

2.930

2.977

3.104

3.166

Van Nuys

2.817

2.869

3.024

3.069

Whittier

2.764

2.791

2.965

3.010

Woodland Hills

2.892

2.937

3.051

3.155

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.718

2.720

2.926

2.952

Fullerton

2.745

2.751

2.946

2.969

Huntington Beach

2.745

2.757

2.984

2.977

La Habra

2.727

2.720

2.927

2.949

Laguna Beach

2.942

2.974

3.143

3.234

Newport Beach

2.861

2.897

3.083

3.129

San Clemente

2.957

3.030

3.122

3.219

Tustin

2.844

2.884

3.082

3.129

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.032

3.150

3.249

3.410

Hemet

2.803

2.819

3.032

3.039

Palm Springs

2.877

2.872

3.119

3.099

Riverside

2.781

2.798

3.011

3.009

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

2.864

2.892

3.299

3.094

San Bernardino

2.831

2.861

2.918

3.027

Victorville

2.871

2.860

3.019

3.092

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.900

2.881

3.126

3.189

Del Mar

2.987

3.029

3.159

3.199

Escondido

2.821

2.843

3.001

3.036

Oceanside

2.905

2.944

3.129

3.211

San Diego

2.906

2.924

3.129

3.107

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.145

3.163

3.459

3.399

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

2.852

2.953

3.044

3.399

Santa Barbara

3.062

3.139

3.212

3.349

Santa Maria

3.072

3.149

3.339

3.409

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

2.849

2.999

2.899

2.999

Visalia

2.898

3.015

3.239

3.284

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

2.904

2.895

3.085

3.189

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

$2.868

$2.912

$3.076

$3.076

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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