Monthly Gas Prices Plunge, Says Auto Club



(LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2008) - The average monthly Southern California gas price dropped rapidly over the past month, with a few Southland cities posting averages below $3 a gallon, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.
 
The Southern California February average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.101, down 25 cents from $3.357 on Jan. 8. At this time last year, the average Southern California price was $2.648 - 45 cents lower than today.
 
California's state average price of $3.12 a gallon is the fifth highest in the nation behind Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii and New York. The California average price is 23 cents lower than the January average price.
 
The state's lowest average price is in La Habra, where regular sells for $2.895. Eureka has the state's highest average price - $3.419.
 
Nationally, the average price is $2.961, down 14 cents from January. Missouri has the lowest state average price, at $2.792.
 
"California's average price is just 16 cents higher than the national average, and most state averages are between $2.85 and $3.05 a gallon, so there is a lot of similarity in the prices being paid around the country," said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.
 
In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:

 
County/City
Reg 2/12
Reg 1/8
Pre 2/12
Pre 1/8
Imperial County
El Centro
3.192
3.394
3.332
3.439
Inyo County
Bishop
3.237
3.364
3.514
3.599
Kern County
Bakersfield
3.113
3.286
3.305
3.501
Ridgecrest
3.259
3.348
3.446
3.539
Los Angeles County
Alhambra
3.030
3.322
3.199
3.526
Arcadia
3.059
3.351
3.309
3.609
Burbank
3.121
3.366
3.312
3.572
Culver City
3.119
3.435
3.276
3.648
Glendale
3.151
3.379
3.332
3.609
Glendora
2.963
3.267
3.175
3.486
Inglewood
3.058
3.292
3.259
3.519
Lancaster
3.156
3.404
3.399
3.635
Long Beach
3.010
3.279
3.182
3.516
Los Angeles
3.122
3.379
3.328
3.631
Manhattan Beach
3.165
3.435
3.399
3.619
Montebello
3.004
3.287
3.239
3.526
Santa Clarita
3.098
3.399
3.359
3.579
Santa Monica
3.171
3.439
3.449
3.615
Van Nuys
3.068
3.302
3.236
3.459
Whittier
2.986
3.237
3.197
3.414
Woodland Hills
3.121
3.419
3.351
3.599
Orange County
Anaheim
2.933
3.248
3.129
3.442
Fullerton
2.930
3.247
3.172
3.469
Huntington Beach
2.937
3.276
3.182
3.495
La Habra
2.895
3.238
3.099
3.479
Laguna Beach
3.092
3.386
3.304
3.699
Newport Beach
3.089
3.402
3.302
3.647
San Clemente
3.107
3.416
3.331
3.494
Tustin
3.059
3.330
3.279
3.552
Riverside County
Blythe
3.380
3.612
3.582
3.979
Hemet
3.038
3.265
3.257
3.539
Palm Springs
3.098
3.330
3.344
3.545
Riverside
3.056
3.321
3.258
3.556
San Bernardino County
Redlands
3.039
3.316
3.207
3.499
San Bernardino
3.032
3.315
3.187
3.466
Victorville
3.044
3.337
3.241
3.619
San Diego County
Chula Vista
3.071
3.347
3.319
3.524
Del Mar
3.163
3.432
3.289
3.602
Escondido
3.050
3.327
3.199
3.567
Oceanside
3.111
3.346
3.279
3.559
San Diego
3.091
3.364
3.280
3.582
San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo
3.338
3.537
3.599
3.759
Santa Barbara County
Lompoc
3.135
3.320
3.372
3.504
Santa Barbara
3.247
3.507
3.504
3.806
Santa Maria
3.236
3.476
3.432
3.639
Tulare County
Porterville
3.189
3.389
3.299
3.399
Visalia
3.211
3.370
3.469
3.589
Ventura County
Ventura
3.061
3.316
3.332
3.506


Southern Calif. Avg.
3.101
3.357
3.309
3.569