Gas Prices Soar in November, Says Auto Club

(LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, 2007) — Gas prices increased rapidly over the past month throughout Southern California, jumping by an average of a penny a day for the last four weeks, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report. The Southern California November average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.355, up nearly 30 cents from Oct. 16 and 86 cents higher than the same time last year.

"With oil prices at $90 to $100 a barrel, motorists around the country are feeling the effects, and most states have average prices of at least $3 a gallon," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. "This is traditionally a lower-demand time of year for gasoline, and it remains to be seen whether the usual drop in demand will materialize and begin pushing prices back down soon."

California has now surpassed Hawaii, where regular unleaded is averaging $3.322 a gallon, as the most expensive state for gasoline in the U.S. The Golden State's average price for November is $3.385, up 32 cents from $3.069 in October. The state's lowest average price is in Glendora, where regular sells for $3.239. Tahoe City has the state's highest average at $3.599.

Nationally, the average price is $3.105, up 35 cents from $2.759 in October. New Jersey has the lowest average price, at $2.905.

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

County/City

11-13-07, regular

10-16-07, regular

11-13-07, premium

10-16-07, premium

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.400

3.128

3.859

3.279

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

3.303

3.047

3.482

3.249

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

3.307

3.017

3.497

3.217

Ridgecrest

3.350

3.075

3.459

3.299

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

3.262

2.968

3.439

3.159

Arcadia

3.299

3.011

3.539

3.219

Burbank

3.339

3.057

3.522

3.264

Culver City

3.390

3.129

3.594

3.294

Glendale

3.351

3.052

3.549

3.231

Glendora

3.239

2.945

3.399

3.137

Inglewood

3.299

3.009

3.536

3.199

Lancaster

3.394

3.136

3.612

3.346

Long Beach

3.279

2.961

3.466

3.182

Los Angeles

3.360

3.066

3.569

3.276

Manhattan Beach

3.382

3.128

3.679

3.319

Montebello

3.322

3.014

3.559

3.186

Santa Clarita

3.308

3.062

3.519

3.159

Santa Monica

3.431

3.151

3.679

3.355

Van Nuys

3.320

3.015

3.499

3.228

Whittier

3.301

2.970

3.476

3.149

Woodland Hills

3.382

3.091

3.539

3.224

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

3.275

2.951

3.471

3.149

Fullerton

3.278

2.970

3.479

3.179

Huntington Beach

3.316

2.963

3.492

3.213

La Habra

3.265

2.951

3.466

3.154

Laguna Beach

3.429

3.121

3.599

3.322

Newport Beach

3.403

3.093

3.619

3.286

San Clemente

3.360

3.105

3.600

3.336

Tustin

3.347

3.046

3.599

3.279

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.489

3.223

3.671

3.423

Hemet

3.333

3.003

3.547

3.267

Palm Springs

3.347

3.057

3.584

3.252

Riverside

3.316

3.022

3.503

3.227

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

3.345

3.045

3.499

3.219

San Bernardino

3.326

3.027

3.419

3.156

Victorville

3.350

3.066

3.599

3.259

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

3.348

3.076

3.562

3.217

Del Mar

3.446

3.125

3.658

3.282

Escondido

3.331

3.027

3.483

3.257

Oceanside

3.378

3.078

3.607

3.263

San Diego

3.365

3.085

3.532

3.293

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.556

3.268

3.709

3.532

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.362

3.145

3.580

3.459

Santa Barbara

3.499

3.214

3.672

3.459

Santa Maria

3.435

3.139

3.649

3.359

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

3.372

3.132

3.619

3.119

Visalia

3.411

3.115

3.643

3.352

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.317

3.030

3.570

3.296

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Average

$3.355

$3.065

$3.560

$3.262

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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