Auto Club: February Gas Price Averages Creep Below $3

(LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2010) —Southern California gas prices dropped back almost to the levels of two months ago and now a majority of local cities have price 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 $2.986, nine cents lower than the January average of $3.077. This month’s average price is 77 cents higher than last year’s February price average of $2.217.

The statewide average price of $2.961 is 10 cents lower than the January average of $3.066. Both the lowest and highest state average prices are in Northern California: Tracy has the lowest average price at $2.825, while Tahoe City has the highest gas price average at $3.299. In central and Southern California, the cheapest gas is in Glendora, with an average price of $2.909, and Manhattan Beach has the most expensive gas at an average price of $3.105.
 
Nationally, the February average price of $2.644 is 11 cents lower than the January average of $2.751. Hawaii has surpassed Alaska as the state with the most expensive gas in the country with an average price of $3.43. Missouri has the lowest state average price at $2.422.

“We typically experience a decline in gas prices over the winter months and the decline over the past month has mostly erased the unusual price increase we saw between December and January,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “However, Southern California drivers continue to pay the second-highest gas prices ever recorded during the month of February. The February record was set in 2008, when the Southland gas price average was $3.10 a gallon.”  

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
County/City
Unl
2/9
Unl 1/12
Pre
2/9
Pre 1/12
Imperial County 
 
 
 
 
El Centro
2.965
3.015
3.264
3.219
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County 
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.001
3.067
3.185
3.292
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
2.976
3.113
3.134
3.275
Ridgecrest
3.070
3.078
3.243
3.299
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
2.988
3.062
3.152
3.244
Arcadia
2.990
3.059
3.196
3.302
Burbank
2.970
3.067
3.137
3.261
Culver City
3.048
3.133
3.249
3.319
Glendale
3.017
3.095
3.232
3.295
Glendora
2.909
3.026
3.119
3.211
Inglewood
2.960
3.075
3.156
3.277
Lancaster
2.954
3.047
3.113
3.211
Long Beach
2.942
3.050
3.121
3.233
Los Angeles
3.011
3.094
3.170
3.265
Manhattan Beach
3.105
3.216
3.229
3.339
Montebello
2.989
3.068
3.166
3.312
Santa Clarita
2.959
3.068
3.129
3.272
Santa Monica
3.038
3.118
3.219
3.271
Van Nuys
2.934
3.032
3.115
3.230
Whittier
2.947
3.047
3.159
3.223
Woodland Hills
2.997
3.078
3.192
3.269
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
2.960
3.071
3.133
3.224
Fullerton
2.935
3.025
3.135
3.192
Huntington Beach
2.951
3.070
3.132
3.243
La Habra
2.925
3.053
3.115
3.179
Laguna Beach
3.074
3.169
3.299
3.412
Newport Beach
3.019
3.100
3.251
3.307
San Clemente
2.998
3.082
3.228
3.304
Tustin
3.020
3.106
3.201
3.280
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
3.092
3.198
3.276
3.441
Hemet
2.940
3.055
3.149
3.256
Palm Springs
3.005
3.021
3.179
3.279
Riverside
2.962
3.049
3.153
3.227
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
2.965
3.037
3.180
3.237
San Bernardino
2.955
3.059
3.103
3.228
Victorville
2.974
3.085
3.159
3.319
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
2.918
3.054
3.084
3.169
Del Mar
3.025
3.201
3.359
3.339
Escondido
2.942
3.017
3.094
3.221
Oceanside
2.972
3.062
3.184
3.228
San Diego
2.966
3.058
3.163
3.235
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.034
3.136
3.199
3.306
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
2.992
3.063
2.999
3.306
Santa Barbara
3.032
3.102
3.259
3.379
Santa Maria
2.940
3.082
3.171
3.309
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
2.960
2.990
3.009
2.999
Visalia
3.013
3.040
3.186
3.262
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
2.997
3.095
3.177
3.278
 
 
 
 
 
Southern CA average
2.986
3.077
3.172
3.266
 
 

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