Gas Prices Post Net Drop For Past Month

Southern California gas prices looked like they were heading below the $3 mark after slow yet consistent drops over the past month, but an upswing since last Thursday has erased about two weeks’ worth of May price decreases, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California June average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.085, nearly seven cents lower than the May average of $3.151. This month’s average price is just 16 cents higher than last year’s June price average of $2.923 – the tightest gap so far between this year’s and last year’s prices.

The statewide average price of $3.081 is seven cents lower than the May average of $3.153. Marysville in Northern California has the lowest average prices in the state at $2.938, while South Lake Tahoe has the highest gas price average at $3.254. Escondido is the only Southern California Fuel Gauge Report city posting an average below $3 a gallon – its average price is $2.988. The highest-priced gas in Southern California is in Laguna Beach, which has an average price of $3.207 a gallon.
 
Nationally, the June average price of $2.718 is 18 cents lower than the May average of $2.901. Alaska has surpassed Hawaii by just fractions of a penny as the state with the most expensive gas in the country, with an average price of $3.506. South Carolina has the lowest state average price at $2.505 – one dollar below Alaska.  

“The $3-a-gallon mark has seemed to be a sticking point for California gas prices for nearly a year, with statewide and Southern California price averages remaining in a relatively narrow range between $2.90 and $3.20 per gallon,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Since January, price averages have stayed within an even narrower range statewide and for Southern California – between $2.92 and $3.12 per gallon.”  

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
County/City
Unl
6/8
Unl
5/11
Pre
6/8
Pre
5/11
Imperial County
 
 
 
 
El Centro
3.124
3.200
3.384
3.379
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.037
3.066
3.211
3.167
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.114
3.201
3.295
3.378
Ridgecrest
3.083
3.193
3.259
3.357
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.067
3.130
3.248
3.324
Arcadia
3.118
3.147
3.349
3.404
Burbank
3.077
3.143
3.266
3.300
Culver City
3.129
3.178
3.242
3.347
Glendale
3.150
3.168
3.264
3.326
Glendora
3.025
3.108
3.239
3.309
Inglewood
3.049
3.115
3.247
3.299
Lancaster
3.053
3.128
3.184
3.294
Long Beach
3.050
3.121
3.229
3.285
Los Angeles
3.095
3.175
3.277
3.375
Manhattan Beach
3.187
3.215
3.354
3.399
Montebello
3.114
3.172
3.259
3.319
Santa Clarita
3.024
3.132
3.255
3.239
Santa Monica
3.164
3.183
3.309
3.360
Van Nuys
3.020
3.193
3.205
3.368
Whittier
3.057
3.120
3.285
3.305
Woodland Hills
3.082
3.167
3.265
3.366
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.069
3.131
3.264
3.310
Fullerton
3.040
3.095
3.233
3.276
Huntington Beach
3.062
3.126
3.268
3.339
La Habra
3.030
3.109
3.187
3.309
Laguna Beach
3.207
3.255
3.474
3.370
Newport Beach
3.112
3.177
3.318
3.389
San Clemente
3.085
3.165
3.264
3.398
Tustin
3.099
3.156
3.289
3.351
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
3.139
3.225
3.299
3.350
Hemet
3.013
3.109
3.199
3.305
Palm Springs
3.078
3.152
3.281
3.337
Riverside
3.063
3.127
3.232
3.294
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.074
3.142
3.262
3.352
San Bernardino
3.046
3.127
3.213
3.302
Victorville
3.078
3.149
3.204
3.286
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.057
3.126
3.195
3.302
Del Mar
3.169
3.212
3.462
3.439
Escondido
2.988
3.096
3.187
3.294
Oceanside
3.048
3.133
3.198
3.320
San Diego
3.063
3.140
3.256
3.317
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.136
3.208
3.362
3.388
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.070
3.100
3.099
3.459
Santa Barbara
3.146
3.232
3.389
3.409
Santa Maria
3.092
3.151
3.336
3.377
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
3.078
3.087
3.162
3.159
Visalia
3.098
3.182
3.340
3.404
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.115
3.089
3.255
3.286
 
 
 
 
 
Southern CA average
3.085
3.151
3.268
3.334

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