Auto Club: Continued Gas Price Increases For Second Month

(LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2009) — For the second straight month, Southern California gas prices posted increases, settling into a familiar pattern seen in previous years during the late winter months, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California February average price for regular self-serve gasoline rose nearly 23 cents to $2.217 from the January average of $1.991. The current monthly average is less than half of the all-time monthly record price of $4.585 set in July. In February 2008, the monthly Fuel Gauge Report average for Southern California was $3.101 – 88 cents higher than the current monthly average.

The statewide average price of $2.226 is 21 cents higher than the January average of $2.012. The state’s lowest average price is in Anaheim, where regular sells for $2.14. Tahoe City has the highest price average in the state at $2.519.

Nationally, the average price of $1.928 rose by 14 cents from the January average of $1.79. Alaska has the highest state average price at $2.517, and Wyoming has the lowest state average price, at $1.642. Eleven U.S. states have price averages higher than $2 a gallon.

“Prices do normally rise during this time of year in California as refineries prepare to switch over to producing California’s ‘summer’ blend of gasoline that is mandated by air quality requirements ,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.
In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 


County/City

Unl 2/10

Unl 1/13

Pre

Pre 1/13



Imperial County



El Centro

2.229

2.063

2.374

2.399



Inyo County


Bishop

2.311

2.038

2.515

2.409



Kern County


Bakersfield

2.284

2.037

2.500

2.334



Ridgecrest

2.306

2.072

2.399

2.129



Los Angeles County


Alhambra

2.189

1.981

2.384

2.187



Arcadia

2.195

1.952

2.379

2.128



Burbank

2.203

1.988

2.395

2.197



Culver City

2.200

1.994

2.404

2.204



Glendale

2.196

1.961

2.415

2.164



Glendora

2.165

1.916

2.354

2.092



Inglewood

2.159

1.947

2.389

2.119



Lancaster

2.173

1.970

2.364

2.129



Long Beach

2.170

1.943

2.372

2.132



Los Angeles

2.202

1.967

2.399

2.159



Manhattan Beach

2.199

2.003

2.419

2.189



Montebello

2.211

1.970

2.452

2.099



Santa Clarita

2.188

1.948

2.356

2.079



Santa Monica

2.193

1.977

2.376

2.179



Van Nuys

2.155

1.928

2.379

2.142



Whittier

2.160

1.915

2.378

2.103



Woodland Hills

2.230

1.995

2.419

2.200



Orange County


Anaheim

2.140

1.930

2.327

2.150



Fullerton

2.151

1.915

2.343

2.111



Huntington Beach

2.189

1.958

2.367

2.135



La Habra

2.143

1.918

2.291

2.120



Laguna Beach

2.279

2.052

2.599

2.250



Newport Beach

2.238

2.014

2.435

2.211



San Clemente

2.238

2.013

2.415

2.207



Tustin

2.181

1.976

2.387

2.193



Riverside County


Blythe

2.296

2.090

2.486

2.349



Hemet

2.194

1.960

2.395

2.117



Palm Springs

2.226

1.972

2.419

2.196



Riverside

2.167

1.941

2.363

2.129



San Bernardino County


Redlands

2.202

1.967

2.362

2.188



San Bernardino

2.170

1.955

2.346

2.112



Victorville

2.190

1.936

2.343

2.140



San Diego County


Chula Vista

2.196

1.972

2.399

2.180



Del Mar

2.311

2.087

2.519

2.285



Escondido

2.208

1.969

2.408

2.168



Oceanside

2.230

2.020

2.419

2.213



San Diego

2.208

1.998

2.410

2.195



San Luis Obispo County


San Luis Obispo

2.246

2.037

2.423

2.189



Santa Barbara County


Lompoc

2.268

2.028

2.399

2.226



Santa Barbara

2.288

2.047

2.486

2.205



Santa Maria

2.236

2.034

2.447

2.189



Tulare County


Porterville

2.320

2.100

2.514

2.298



Visalia

2.345

2.107

2.581

2.382



Ventura County


Ventura

2.219

1.985

2.407

2.163

Unl

Pre



So. Calif. Avg.

2.217

1.991

2.411

2.189