Average Monthly Gas Price Jumps 20 Cents, Says Auto Club

(LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2007) — The overall average monthly gas price for Southern California increased for the first time since May and posted a 19.7 cent jump, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California October average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.067, up nearly 20 cents from Sept. 11 and 43 cents higher than the same time last year.

"We're seeing the same litany of concerns by traders that often pushes prices up, including Middle East unrest, reduction in oil inventories nationally and higher oil prices," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. "Although the overall pump price average to date this year is only 10 cents higher than the average from January to October of 2006, prices moved up firmly in the last 30 days."

In California, the average price for October is $3.069, up 20.3 cents from $2.866 in September. The state's lowest average price is in Glendora, where regular sells for $2.945. Tahoe City has the state's highest average at $3.286.

Nationally, the average price is $2.759, down 5.5 cents from $2.814 in September. New Jersey has the lowest average price, at $2.527.

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

County/City

10-16-07, regular

9-11-07, regular

10-16-07, premium

9-11-07, premium

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.128

2.986

3.279

3.229

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

3.047

2.995

3.249

3.226

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

3.017

2.784

3.217

3.008

Ridgecrest

3.075

2.864

3.299

3.059

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.968

2.744

3.159

2.936

Arcadia

3.011

2.801

3.219

3.079

Burbank

3.057

2.857

3.264

3.052

Culver City

3.129

2.954

3.294

3.079

Glendale

3.052

2.867

3.231

3.065

Glendora

2.945

2.713

3.137

2.907

Inglewood

3.009

2.801

3.199

2.989

Lancaster

3.136

2.921

3.346

3.143

Long Beach

2.961

2.747

3.182

2.929

Los Angeles

3.066

2.860

3.276

3.049

Manhattan Beach

3.128

2.902

3.319

3.149

Montebello

3.014

2.758

3.186

2.939

Santa Clarita

3.062

2.803

3.159

2.994

Santa Monica

3.151

2.930

3.355

3.104

Van Nuys

3.015

2.817

3.228

3.024

Whittier

2.970

2.764

3.149

2.965

Woodland Hills

3.091

2.892

3.224

3.051

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.951

2.718

3.149

2.926

Fullerton

2.970

2.745

3.179

2.946

Huntington Beach

2.963

2.745

3.213

2.984

La Habra

2.951

2.727

3.154

2.927

Laguna Beach

3.121

2.942

3.322

3.143

Newport Beach

3.093

2.861

3.286

3.083

San Clemente

3.105

2.957

3.336

3.122

Tustin

3.046

2.844

3.279

3.082

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.223

3.032

3.423

3.249

Hemet

3.003

2.803

3.267

3.032

Palm Springs

3.057

2.877

3.252

3.119

Riverside

3.022

2.781

3.227

3.011

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

3.045

2.864

3.219

3.299

San Bernardino

3.027

2.831

3.156

2.918

Victorville

3.066

2.871

3.259

3.019

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

3.076

2.900

3.217

3.126

Del Mar

3.125

2.987

3.282

3.159

Escondido

3.027

2.821

3.257

3.001

Oceanside

3.078

2.905

3.263

3.129

San Diego

3.085

2.906

3.293

3.129

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.268

3.145

3.532

3.459

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.145

2.852

3.459

3.044

Santa Barbara

3.214

3.062

3.459

3.212

Santa Maria

3.139

3.072

3.359

3.339

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

3.132

2.849

3.119

2.899

Visalia

3.115

2.898

3.352

3.239

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.030

2.904

3.296

3.085

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

$3.065

$2.868

$3.262

$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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