Auto Club: Monthly Gas Prices Warm Up With Summer Temperatures

(LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2009) —Gas prices have turned back up in recent weeks so nearly every community has an average over $3 per gallon, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California August average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.061, 16 cents higher than the July average of $2.90. This month’s average price is $1.05 lower than last year’s August price average of $4.114.

The statewide average price of $3.052 is also 16 cents higher than the June average of $2.885. This month Chico, Marysville and Modesto in Northern California shared the state’s lowest gas price average at $2.970. Also for the third month in a row, Eureka has the highest price average in the state at $3.300.

Nationally, the average price of $2.643 is 13 cents higher July average of $2.517. Hawaii still has the most expensive gasoline in the nation at $3.197 and South Carolina has the lowest state average price at $2.424.

“Prices rose in the past month based on numerous reports of the economy showing signs of improvement, although demand for gasoline remained relatively flat,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “We’re nearing the end of summer vacation driving, so we will see if that will help prices decline.”

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


County/City

Unl 8/11

Unl 7/14

Pre 8/11

Pre 7/14



Imperial County



El Centro

3.036

2.963

3.119

3.213



Inyo County


Bishop

3.092

2.974

3.208

3.224



Kern County


Bakersfield

3.110

2.932

3.220

3.115



Ridgecrest

3.090

3.034

3.257

3.204



Los Angeles County


Alhambra

3.041

2.902

3.247

3.059



Arcadia

3.058

2.889

3.255

3.15



Burbank

3.072

2.896

3.280

3.109



Culver City

3.081

2.906

3.323

3.18



Glendale

3.047

2.928

3.265

3.119



Glendora

3.017

2.848

3.195

3.079



Inglewood

3.045

2.869

3.242

3.084



Lancaster

3.040

2.844

3.200

3.026



Long Beach

3.031

2.846

3.230

3.055



Los Angeles

3.069

2.909

3.252

3.09



Manhattan Beach

3.086

2.965

3.269

3.146



Montebello

3.048

2.881

3.227

3.039



Santa Clarita

3.101

2.879

3.314

3.067



Santa Monica

3.052

2.923

3.232

3.182



Van Nuys

2.991

2.827

3.132

3.000



Whittier

3.024

2.864

3.222

3.077



Woodland Hills

3.051

2.861

3.277

3.066



Orange County


Anaheim

3.021

2.846

3.227

3.041



Fullerton

3.010

2.819

3.183

3.011



Huntington Beach

3.066

2.854

3.241

3.049



La Habra

3.011

2.807

3.188

2.944



Laguna Beach

3.191

3.028

3.308

3.219



Newport Beach

3.110

2.937

3.323

3.174



San Clemente

3.100

2.996

3.322

3.159



Tustin

3.043

2.903

3.213

3.099



Riverside County


Blythe

3.177

3.057

3.492

3.304



Hemet

3.003

2.832

3.204

3.037



Palm Springs

3.042

2.903

3.272

3.006



Riverside

3.008

2.851

3.185

3.036



San Bernardino County


Redlands

3.049

2.886

3.233

3.052



San Bernardino

3.038

2.845

3.210

3.056



Victorville

3.037

2.846

3.174

3.025



San Diego County


Chula Vista

3.022

2.799

3.186

2.978



Del Mar

3.200

3.019

3.407

3.239



Escondido

3.031

2.822

3.210

3.052



Oceanside

3.050

2.865

3.278

3.062



San Diego

3.043

2.862

3.249

3.06



San Luis Obispo County


San Luis Obispo

3.102

2.979

3.257

3.167



Santa Barbara County


Lompoc

3.050

2.882

3.299

3.132



Santa Barbara

3.107

2.992

3.379

3.259



Santa Maria

3.065

2.908

3.257

3.107



Tulare County


Porterville

3.026

2.863

3.189

3.094



Visalia

3.058

2.943

3.222

3.131



Ventura County


Ventura

3.077

2.900

3.229

3.092



So. Calif. Avg.

3.061

2.900

3.248

3.101