Auto Club: Spring Upswing For Gas Prices Over Past Month

(LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2009) — The last month brought gas price increases of about half a penny a day to most areas of Southern California, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California April average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $2.348, about 14 cents higher than the March average price of $2.212. In April 2008, the monthly Fuel Gauge Report average for Southern California was $3.718 – $1.37 higher than the current monthly average.

The statewide average price of $2.341 is also 14 cents higher than the March average of $2.204. The state’s lowest average price is in La Habra, where regular sells for $2.264. Tahoe City has the highest price average in the state at $2.753.

Nationally, the average price of $2.05 is 11 cents higher than the March average of $1.941. Alaska has the highest state average price at $2.539, and New Jersey has the lowest state average price, at $1.877. More than half of the U.S. states have price averages higher than $2 a gallon.

“Oil industry analysts are saying that once again, the stock market and the value of the dollar are playing a role in propping up crude oil prices despite continued lower demand and a large stockpile of crude oil,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Fortunately for motorists, though, the effect on gas prices is minimal compared to last year.”

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


County/City

Unl 4/14

Unl 3/10

Pre 4/14

Pre 3/10



Imperial County



El Centro

2.356

2.275

2.509

2.441



Inyo County


Bishop

2.411

2.271

2.598

2.429



Kern County


Bakersfield

2.365

2.255

2.531

2.466



Ridgecrest

2.401

2.350

2.539

2.519



Los Angeles County


Alhambra

2.339

2.173

2.544

2.361



Arcadia

2.345

2.180

2.599

2.409



Burbank

2.347

2.233

2.559

2.439



Culver City

2.357

2.205

2.629

2.479



Glendale

2.358

2.222

2.574

2.421



Glendora

2.273

2.153

2.483

2.404



Inglewood

2.304

2.137

2.479

2.372



Lancaster

2.334

2.167

2.519

2.343



Long Beach

2.315

2.166

2.519

2.354



Los Angeles

2.348

2.208

2.557

2.408



Manhattan Beach

2.381

2.246

2.567

2.451



Montebello

2.329

2.184

2.511

2.386



Santa Clarita

2.332

2.205

2.499

2.389



Santa Monica

2.332

2.197

2.541

2.391



Van Nuys

2.288

2.158

2.486

2.329



Whittier

2.306

2.145

2.542

2.357



Woodland Hills

2.306

2.175

2.464

2.373



Orange County


Anaheim

2.287

2.128

2.491

2.339



Fullerton

2.289

2.118

2.486

2.336



Huntington Beach

2.317

2.121

2.493

2.310



La Habra

2.264

2.110

2.453

2.272



Laguna Beach

2.389

2.319

2.577

2.562



Newport Beach

2.390

2.228

2.619

2.438



San Clemente

2.376

2.251

2.590

2.485



Tustin

2.348

2.181

2.541

2.375



Riverside County


Blythe

2.438

2.307

2.667

2.419



Hemet

2.301

2.159

2.495

2.344



Palm Springs

2.352

2.190

2.586

2.366



Riverside

2.301

2.157

2.482

2.345



San Bernardino County


Redlands

2.329

2.170

2.431

2.417



San Bernardino

2.318

2.164

2.501

2.358



Victorville

2.298

2.165

2.480

2.340



San Diego County


Chula Vista

2.310

2.171

2.506

2.392



Del Mar

2.499

2.363

2.700

2.559



Escondido

2.338

2.180

2.524

2.368



Oceanside

2.352

2.216

2.528

2.378



San Diego

2.342

2.187

2.537

2.403



San Luis Obispo County


San Luis Obispo

2.392

2.290

2.545

2.487



Santa Barbara County


Lompoc

2.413

2.296

2.592

2.485



Santa Barbara

2.443

2.277

2.752

2.559



Santa Maria

2.374

2.228

2.530

2.469



Tulare County


Porterville

2.335

2.357

2.599

2.534



Visalia

2.414

2.348

2.596

2.582



Ventura County


Ventura

2.346

2.206

2.530

2.375

Unl 4/14

Unl 3/10

Pre 4/14

Pre 3/10



So. Calif. Avg.

2.348

2.212

2.543

2.413