Gas Prices Step Higher To Second Monthly Record In All Southland Regions



LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2008) — Gas prices climbed in a stair-step fashion to new records throughout the state this month, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California April average price for regular self-serve gasoline set a new all-time record monthly high of $3.718, up 13.8 cents from $3.580 on March 11, which was the previous all-time Southern California monthly record price. Before March the record monthly average price was $3.486, set in May of 2007.

At this time last year, the average Southern California price was $3.354 -- 36 cents lower than today.

California’s state average price of $3.723 a gallon – a new record for the second month in a row – is 16 cents higher than last month’s average. The state’s lowest average price is in La Habra, where regular sells for $3.601. Tahoe City has the state’s highest average price - $3.899.

Nationally, the average price is $3.331, slightly down from Monday’s all-time record daily price of 3.339 and an increase of 12 cents since March. New Jersey has the lowest state average price, at $3.064.

“During the last two weeks of March, prices seemed to have hit a plateau, but now they are moving upward again,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Industry analysts point to continued high oil prices and some regional refinery slow-downs as the drivers of current gasoline price increases.”

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


County/City

Unl 4-8

Unl 3-11

Pre 4-8

Pre 3-11



Imperial County



El Centro

3.726

3.586

3.967

4.079



Inyo County


Bishop

3.726

3.581

3.906

3.795



Kern County


Bakersfield

3.637

3.534

3.784

3.699



Ridgecrest

3.699

3.596

3.879

3.810



Los Angeles County


Alhambra

3.679

3.519

3.829

3.689



Arcadia

3.732

3.562

3.939

3.776



Burbank

3.721

3.597

3.902

3.779



Culver City

3.747

3.612

3.899

3.794



Glendale

3.738

3.592

3.950

3.791



Glendora

3.637

3.443

3.817

3.657



Inglewood

3.688

3.565

3.869

3.779



Lancaster

3.721

3.591

3.949

3.821



Long Beach

3.672

3.520

3.858

3.679



Los Angeles

3.730

3.595

3.932

3.779



Manhattan Beach

3.767

3.652

3.939

3.835



Montebello

3.668

3.524

3.839

3.684



Santa Clarita

3.689

3.579

3.906

3.772



Santa Monica

3.757

3.654

3.946

3.846



Van Nuys

3.711

3.568

3.896

3.759



Whittier

3.605

3.485

3.812

3.709



Woodland Hills

3.778

3.639

3.929

3.849



Orange County


Anaheim

3.616

3.468

3.841

3.694



Fullerton

3.634

3.495

3.819

3.691



Huntington Beach

3.651

3.506

3.852

3.663



La Habra

3.601

3.464

3.795

3.682



Laguna Beach

3.752

3.592

3.932

3.864



Newport Beach

3.766

3.585

3.995

3.826



San Clemente

3.724

3.609

3.895

3.761



Tustin

3.675

3.527

3.912

3.749



Riverside County


Blythe

3.869

3.698

4.049

4.039



Hemet

3.691

3.563

3.844

3.689



Palm Springs

3.690

3.603

3.912

3.869



Riverside

3.698

3.582

3.851

3.798



San Bernardino County


Redlands

3.703

3.577

3.909

3.791



San Bernardino

3.686

3.549

3.819

3.643



Victorville

3.722

3.566

3.891

3.799



San Diego County


Chula Vista

3.711

3.566

3.892

3.818



Del Mar

3.801

3.686

3.981

3.900



Escondido

3.708

3.538

3.889

3.734



Oceanside

3.717

3.582

3.894

3.809



San Diego

3.728

3.591

3.933

3.774



San Luis Obispo County


San Luis Obispo

3.869

3.721

4.044

3.935



Santa Barbara County


Lompoc

3.730

3.649

3.910

3.863



Santa Barbara

3.854

3.754

4.112

3.902



Santa Maria

3.809

3.662

3.999

3.899



Tulare County


Porterville

3.749

3.536

3.929

3.659



Visalia

3.753

3.597

4.087

3.989



Ventura County


Ventura

3.747

3.602

3.962

3.774



So. Calif. Avg.

3.718

3.580

3.910

3.792