Gas Prices Drop, Stop Setting Monthly Records

(LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2011) —Gas prices dropped by a hefty penny-a-day margin throughout the past month and a majority of Southern California communities now have price averages below $4 a gallon, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report. It’s the first month since January that Southern California gas prices have not set a new monthly record.

The Southern California June average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $3.961, 32 cents lower than the May average of $4.281 and 88 cents higher than last year’s June Fuel Gauge price of $3.085.

The statewide average price of $3.936 is also 32 cents lower than the May average of $4.261 and 85 cents higher than last year’s June Fuel Gauge statewide price average of $3.081. The lowest-priced gas in California can be found in Marysville, with an average of $3.783, while the surveyed California city with the highest price is Eureka at $4.166. Among surveyed Southern California cities, the lowest price average can be found in Chula Vista at $3.862 and the highest gas price average is in Laguna Beach at $4.115.
 
Nationally, the June average price of $3.696 is 26 cents lower than the May average of $3.951. Alaska has the highest average price among U.S. states at $4.244. South Carolina has the lowest state average price at $3.427.  

“It’s been a rough first half of the year for Southland drivers who grew accustomed to paying steady gas prices between $2.90 and $3.20 a gallon throughout most of 2010,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “The new Auto Club Summer Travel Poll shows that 77 percent of Southland residents say that high gas prices have affected their overall budgets, up from 64 percent in March.”

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
6/14
Unl
5/10
Pre
6/14
Pre
5/10
Imperial County
 
 
 
 
El Centro
4.059
4.309
4.257
4.514
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
4.045
4.302
4.236
4.518
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.963
4.274
4.105
4.424
Ridgecrest
4.055
4.287
4.265
4.476
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.942
4.274
4.139
4.475
Arcadia
3.932
4.277
4.137
4.497
Burbank
3.988
4.276
4.190
4.485
Culver City
3.997
4.286
4.182
4.479
Glendale
3.980
4.313
4.194
4.503
Glendora
3.958
4.265
4.158
4.456
Inglewood
3.939
4.250
4.137
4.448
Lancaster
3.932
4.254
4.125
4.447
Long Beach
3.909
4.241
4.101
4.439
Los Angeles
3.998
4.303
4.210
4.509
Manhattan Beach
4.079
4.312
4.212
4.485
Montebello
3.975
4.284
4.161
4.472
Santa Clarita
3.957
4.258
4.148
4.454
Santa Monica
4.066
4.369
4.304
4.558
Van Nuys
3.938
4.261
4.151
4.465
Whittier
3.904
4.252
4.108
4.461
Woodland Hills
3.952
4.327
4.151
4.528
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.891
4.230
4.086
4.425
Fullerton
3.894
4.235
4.095
4.430
Huntington Beach
3.888
4.239
4.088
4.435
La Habra
3.871
4.222
4.064
4.400
Laguna Beach
4.115
4.412
4.399
4.659
Newport Beach
3.999
4.337
4.195
4.528
San Clemente
4.026
4.289
4.183
4.491
Tustin
3.902
4.249
4.111
4.436
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
4.033
4.398
4.187
4.547
Hemet
3.879
4.205
4.072
4.409
Palm Springs
3.967
4.369
4.175
4.520
Riverside
3.892
4.247
4.088
4.439
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.894
4.269
4.098
4.477
San Bernardino
3.886
4.236
4.104
4.423
Victorville
3.902
4.249
4.083
4.431
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.862
4.195
4.010
4.367
Del Mar
4.098
4.347
4.292
4.567
Escondido
3.871
4.213
4.057
4.413
Oceanside
3.918
4.231
4.112
4.418
San Diego
3.935
4.263
4.144
4.464
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
4.030
4.314
4.260
4.521
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.917
4.293
4.114
4.540
Santa Barbara
4.023
4.346
4.206
4.547
Santa Maria
3.927
4.274
4.137
4.476
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
4.018
4.291
4.112
4.454
Visalia
3.947
4.273
4.139
4.453
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.951
4.281
4.158
4.487
 
Unl
6/14
Unl
5/10
Pre
6/14
Pre
5/10
Southern CA average
3.961
4.281
4.155
4.476

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