Gas Prices Post Record One-Month Drop, Plunge By 90 Cents

(LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2008) — Gas prices took their biggest nosedive ever over the past month, plunging by about 25 percent or an average of three cents a day in most of Southern California, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California November average price for regular self-serve gasoline fell 88 cents to $2.569 from the October average of $3.449, and is now $2.02 below the all-time monthly record high of $4.585 set in July. In November 2007, the monthly Fuel Gauge Report average for Southern California was $3.355 – 79 cents higher than the current monthly average.

The statewide average price of $2.522 is nearly 94 cents lower than the October average of $3.457. The state’s lowest average price is in Stockton, where regular sells for $2.191. Bishop has the highest price average in the state at $3.119.

Nationally, the average price of $2.220 also has plunged by 94 cents from the October average of $3.163. Alaska has the highest state average price at $3.361, and Missouri has the lowest state average price, at $1.915. Four states now have price averages below $2 a gallon, and only Alaska and Hawaii have averages above $3.

“With gas prices that are nearly 25 percent cheaper than this time last year, Thanksgiving travel will be a more affordable option for many families,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.
In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 

County/City

Reg 11/11

Reg 10/14

Pre 11/11

Pre 10/14

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

2.575

3.492

2.726

3.694

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

2.833

3.630

3.119

3.149

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.522

3.430

2.883

3.540

Ridgecrest

2.770

3.648

2.937

3.644

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.542

3.357

2.761

3.442

Arcadia

2.554

3.444

2.739

3.729

Burbank

2.598

3.423

2.792

3.619

Culver City

2.595

3.445

2.851

3.739

Glendale

2.681

3.497

2.940

3.712

Glendora

2.488

3.395

2.694

3.598

Inglewood

2.532

3.375

2.706

3.625

Lancaster

2.505

3.429

2.723

3.593

Long Beach

2.541

3.395

2.744

3.625

Los Angeles

2.610

3.454

2.807

3.662

Manhattan Beach

2.652

3.480

2.872

3.692

Montebello

2.543

3.394

2.749

3.189

Santa Clarita

2.524

3.429

2.634

3.619

Santa Monica

2.620

3.522

2.839

3.768

Van Nuys

2.514

3.388

2.702

3.617

Whittier

2.482

3.366

2.701

3.470

Woodland Hills

2.632

3.417

2.792

3.616

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.520

3.353

2.736

3.584

Fullerton

2.488

3.369

2.702

3.586

Huntington Beach

2.503

3.379

2.704

3.571

La Habra

2.464

3.346

2.631

3.536

Laguna Beach

2.622

3.560

2.772

3.639

Newport Beach

2.601

3.460

2.797

3.726

San Clemente

2.584

3.510

2.764

3.749

Tustin

2.533

3.435

2.728

3.643

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

2.660

3.758

2.799

3.989

Hemet

2.490

3.377

2.678

3.567

Palm Springs

2.550

3.413

2.753

3.641

Riverside

2.508

3.380

2.705

3.580

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

2.547

3.369

2.748

3.602

San Bernardino

2.502

3.400

2.735

3.580

Victorville

2.473

3.438

2.665

3.621

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.441

3.301

2.642

3.496

Del Mar

2.686

3.575

2.836

3.506

Escondido

2.528

3.372

2.732

3.610

Oceanside

2.507

3.434

2.730

3.638

San Diego

2.542

3.405

2.759

3.586

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

2.717

3.453

2.934

3.669

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

2.522

3.485

2.672

3.672

Santa Barbara

2.662

3.528

2.875

3.766

Santa Maria

2.652

3.474

2.759

3.686

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

2.577

3.655

2.919

3.856

Visalia

2.560

3.529

2.908

3.684

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

2.552

3.401

2.805

3.608

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Avg.

2.569

3.449

2.775

3.619