Auto Club: Skyrocketing Gas Prices Bring New Monthly Records To All Southland Regions



(LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2008) — Gas prices were driven to new all-time records throughout the state this month, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California March average price for regular self-serve gasoline is a new all-time record monthly high of $3.58, up 48 cents from $3.101 on Feb. 12. The previous all-time Southern California monthly record price was $3.486, set in May of 2007.

At this time last year, the average Southern California price was $2.626 -- 95 cents lower than today.

California’s state average price of $3.58 a gallon – also a new record – is 46 cents higher than last month’s average. The state’s lowest average price is in Glendora, where regular sells for $3.443. Santa Barbara has the state’s highest average price - $3.754.

Nationally, the average price is $3.227, a new U.S. record and an increase of 27 cents since February. New Jersey has the lowest state average price, at $3.006.

“Oil industry analysts say the past month’s rapid gas price increases have no relation to increased demand or reduced supply, but are instead being driven by heavy investment in the commodities markets for crude oil and wholesale gasoline,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring.

 

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

County/City

Reg 3/11

Reg 2/12

Pre 3/11

Pre 2/12

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.586

3.192

4.079

3.332

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

3.581

3.237

3.795

3.514

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

3.534

3.113

3.699

3.305

Ridgecrest

3.596

3.259

3.810

3.446

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

3.519

3.030

3.689

3.199

Arcadia

3.562

3.059

3.776

3.309

Burbank

3.597

3.121

3.779

3.312

Culver City

3.612

3.119

3.794

3.276

Glendale

3.592

3.151

3.791

3.332

Glendora

3.443

2.963

3.657

3.175

Inglewood

3.565

3.058

3.779

3.259

Lancaster

3.591

3.156

3.821

3.399

Long Beach

3.520

3.010

3.679

3.182

Los Angeles

3.595

3.122

3.779

3.328

Manhattan Beach

3.652

3.165

3.835

3.399

Montebello

3.524

3.004

3.684

3.239

Santa Clarita

3.579

3.098

3.772

3.359

Santa Monica

3.654

3.171

3.846

3.449

Van Nuys

3.568

3.068

3.759

3.236

Whittier

3.485

2.986

3.709

3.197

Woodland Hills

3.639

3.121

3.849

3.351

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

3.468

2.933

3.694

3.129

Fullerton

3.495

2.930

3.691

3.172

Huntington Beach

3.506

2.937

3.663

3.182

La Habra

3.464

2.895

3.682

3.099

Laguna Beach

3.592

3.092

3.864

3.304

Newport Beach

3.585

3.089

3.826

3.302

San Clemente

3.609

3.107

3.761

3.331

Tustin

3.527

3.059

3.749

3.279

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

3.698

3.380

4.039

3.582

Hemet

3.563

3.038

3.689

3.257

Palm Springs

3.603

3.098

3.869

3.344

Riverside

3.582

3.056

3.798

3.258

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

3.577

3.039

3.791

3.207

San Bernardino

3.549

3.032

3.643

3.187

Victorville

3.566

3.044

3.799

3.241

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

3.566

3.071

3.818

3.319

Del Mar

3.686

3.163

3.900

3.289

Escondido

3.538

3.050

3.734

3.199

Oceanside

3.582

3.111

3.809

3.279

San Diego

3.591

3.091

3.774

3.280

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.721

3.338

3.935

3.599

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.649

3.135

3.863

3.372

Santa Barbara

3.754

3.247

3.902

3.504

Santa Maria

3.662

3.236

3.899

3.432

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

3.536

3.189

3.659

3.299

Visalia

3.597

3.211

3.989

3.469

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.602

3.061

3.774

3.332

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Avg.

3.580

3.101

3.792

3.309