Gas Prices Drop, But Still Are Highest Ever For October

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2011) —Southern California gas prices have dropped since last month but have still set a new October record for the Automobile Club of Southern California’s monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California October average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $3.824, 14 cents lower than the September average of $3.967 and 73 cents higher than last year’s October Fuel Gauge price of $3.094. The previous record Southern California October monthly price was $3.449, set in 2008.

The statewide average price of $3.806 is 14 cents lower than the September average of $3.945 and 71 cents higher than last year’s October Fuel Gauge statewide price average of $3.096. Among surveyed cities statewide, Marysville has the lowest price average at $3.654 and South Lake Tahoe has the highest average at $3.996. In Southern California, the lowest price average can be found in Victorville at $3.741 and the highest gas price average is in El Centro at $3.935.
 
Nationally, the October average price of $3.396 is 25 cents lower than the September average of $3.642. Hawaii continues to have the highest average price among U.S. states at $4.211. Missouri has the lowest state average price at $3.155.  

“Even if gas prices declined by a penny a day between now and the end of the year, the Southern California average price would still be above $3 a gallon,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Given this reality, economists say that consumers are both shifting a greater part of their budgets toward fuel and cutting back on the miles they drive.”

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
10/11
Unl
9/13
Pre
10/11
Pre
9/13
Imperial County
 
 
 
 
El Centro
3.935
3.962
4.169
4.092
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.934
3.957
4.112
4.138
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.814
3.970
3.989
4.132
Ridgecrest
3.814
3.977
4.049
4.164
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.808
3.967
4.007
4.176
Arcadia
3.786
4.002
3.959
4.190
Burbank
3.826
3.960
4.025
4.163
Culver City
3.822
3.961
4.010
4.173
Glendale
3.862
3.975
4.067
4.191
Glendora
3.777
3.918
4.002
4.120
Inglewood
3.827
3.957
4.013
4.156
Lancaster
3.795
3.951
3.983
4.135
Long Beach
3.778
3.937
3.968
4.128
Los Angeles
3.862
3.989
4.062
4.189
Manhattan Beach
3.858
4.033
4.016
4.209
Montebello
3.816
3.989
4.045
4.177
Santa Clarita
3.795
3.953
3.993
4.140
Santa Monica
3.917
4.009
4.110
4.227
Van Nuys
3.773
3.923
3.966
4.115
Whittier
3.745
3.952
3.946
4.146
Woodland Hills
3.807
3.975
3.987
4.170
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.775
3.940
3.970
4.126
Fullerton
3.761
3.920
3.957
4.115
Huntington Beach
3.776
3.939
3.977
4.148
La Habra
3.749
3.922
3.940
4.102
Laguna Beach
3.913
4.053
4.103
4.359
Newport Beach
3.828
3.965
4.042
4.162
San Clemente
3.912
3.994
4.073
4.199
Tustin
3.798
3.960
3.972
4.157
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
3.993
4.043
4.152
4.205
Hemet
3.762
3.923
3.952
4.106
Palm Springs
3.860
4.016
4.039
4.230
Riverside
3.786
3.935
3.978
4.133
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.803
3.944
3.980
4.150
San Bernardino
3.775
3.940
3.971
4.142
Victorville
3.741
3.923
3.925
4.114
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.794
3.960
3.963
4.138
Del Mar
3.895
4.102
4.103
4.299
Escondido
3.756
3.925
3.965
4.136
Oceanside
3.803
3.957
3.976
4.145
San Diego
3.815
3.981
4.017
4.179
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.894
3.995
4.080
4.203
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.821
3.855
3.995
4.014
Santa Barbara
3.856
3.994
4.042
4.189
Santa Maria
3.828
3.992
4.034
4.184
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
3.875
4.007
4.006
4.155
Visalia
3.825
3.956
4.002
4.142
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.823
3.974
4.014
4.160
 
Unl
10/11
Unl
9/13
Pre
10/11
Pre
9/13
Southern CA average
3.824
3.967
4.015
4.161

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