Auto Club: Gas Prices Hover Near February Levels

(LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2009) — Gas prices posted mixed increases and decreases in different areas of Southern California over the past month, but mainly stayed within a nickel of their February levels, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California March average price for regular self-serve gasoline is almost identical to February, dropping by half a penny from $2.217 to $2.212. In March 2008, the monthly Fuel Gauge Report average for Southern California was $3.58 – $1.37 higher than the current monthly average.

The statewide average price of $2.204 is two cents lower than the February average of $2.226. The state’s lowest average price is in La Habra, where regular sells for $2.11. Tahoe City has the highest price average in the state at $2.599.

Nationally, the average price of $1.941 rose just over a penny from the February average of $1.928. Alaska has the highest state average price at $2.519, and Wyoming has the lowest state average price, at $1.743. Ten U.S. states have price averages higher than $2 a gallon.

“Gas prices have remained within close range of $2.25 a gallon in most areas over the past month,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “At the moment, local gas prices are continuing to drop slightly each day.”
In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 

County/City

Unl 3/10

Unl 2/10

Pre 3/10

Pre 3/10

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

2.275

2.229

2.441

2.374

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

2.271

2.311

2.429

2.515

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

2.255

2.284

2.466

2.500

Ridgecrest

2.350

2.306

2.519

2.399

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

2.173

2.189

2.361

2.384

Arcadia

2.180

2.195

2.409

2.379

Burbank

2.233

2.203

2.439

2.395

Culver City

2.205

2.200

2.479

2.404

Glendale

2.222

2.196

2.421

2.415

Glendora

2.153

2.165

2.404

2.354

Inglewood

2.137

2.159

2.372

2.389

Lancaster

2.167

2.173

2.343

2.364

Long Beach

2.166

2.170

2.354

2.372

Los Angeles

2.208

2.202

2.408

2.399

Manhattan Beach

2.246

2.199

2.451

2.419

Montebello

2.184

2.211

2.386

2.452

Santa Clarita

2.205

2.188

2.389

2.356

Santa Monica

2.197

2.193

2.391

2.376

Van Nuys

2.158

2.155

2.329

2.379

Whittier

2.145

2.160

2.357

2.378

Woodland Hills

2.175

2.230

2.373

2.419

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

2.128

2.140

2.339

2.327

Fullerton

2.118

2.151

2.336

2.343

Huntington Beach

2.121

2.189

2.310

2.367

La Habra

2.110

2.143

2.272

2.291

Laguna Beach

2.319

2.279

2.562

2.599

Newport Beach

2.228

2.238

2.438

2.435

San Clemente

2.251

2.238

2.485

2.415

Tustin

2.181

2.181

2.375

2.387

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

2.307

2.296

2.419

2.486

Hemet

2.159

2.194

2.344

2.395

Palm Springs

2.190

2.226

2.366

2.419

Riverside

2.157

2.167

2.345

2.363

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

2.170

2.202

2.417

2.362

San Bernardino

2.164

2.170

2.358

2.346

Victorville

2.165

2.190

2.340

2.343

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

2.171

2.196

2.392

2.399

Del Mar

2.363

2.311

2.559

2.519

Escondido

2.180

2.208

2.368

2.408

Oceanside

2.216

2.230

2.378

2.419

San Diego

2.187

2.208

2.403

2.410

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

2.290

2.246

2.487

2.423

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

2.296

2.268

2.485

2.399

Santa Barbara

2.277

2.288

2.559

2.486

Santa Maria

2.228

2.236

2.469

2.447

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

2.357

2.320

2.534

2.514

Visalia

2.348

2.345

2.582

2.581

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura

2.206

2.219

2.375

 

 2.407

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Avg.

2.212

2.217

2.413

2.411