Gas Prices Ratchet Up, Create New November Records

(LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2011) —Southern California gas prices continue to pinch pocketbooks, rising about a nickel from last month and setting a new all-time record for the month of November, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California November average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $3.873, five cents higher than the October average of $3.824 and 75 cents higher than last year’s November Fuel Gauge price of $3.127. The previous record Southern California November monthly price was $3.355, set in 2007.

The statewide average price of $3.842 is four cents higher than the October average of $3.806 and 70 cents higher than last year’s November Fuel Gauge statewide price average of $3.142. Among surveyed cities statewide, Marysville has the lowest price average at $3.715 and Blythe has the highest average at $3.996. In Southern California, the lowest price average can be found in Hemet at $3.787.
 
Nationally, the November average price of $3.414 is two cents higher than the October average of $3.396. Hawaii continues to have the highest average price among U.S. states at $4.169. Missouri has the lowest state average price at $3.171.  

“Demand for gasoline in Southern California remains low, but prices remain high because international fuel demand has risen and local refineries are exporting to South America,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “At this rate, we may begin the new year, which is the typical low point for gas prices, with pump costs that are 50 to 60 cents higher than last January.”
 
Note:  December will be the last monthly Fuel Gauge Report from the Auto Club. Reporters and consumers can continue to find daily, weekly and monthly updated prices for larger geographic areas on FuelGaugeReport.aaa.com. The Auto Club will continue to publish its weekly Weekend Gas Watch.

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
11/8
Unl
10/11
Pre
11/8
Pre
10/11
Imperial County
 
 
 
 
El Centro
3.970
3.935
4.246
4.169
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.932
3.934
4.125
4.112
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.840
3.814
4.009
3.989
Ridgecrest
3.930
3.814
4.119
4.049
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.859
3.808
4.063
4.007
Arcadia
3.871
3.786
4.062
3.959
Burbank
3.878
3.826
4.072
4.025
Culver City
3.867
3.822
4.049
4.010
Glendale
3.917
3.862
4.130
4.067
Glendora
3.811
3.777
4.020
4.002
Inglewood
3.847
3.827
4.051
4.013
Lancaster
3.843
3.795
4.019
3.983
Long Beach
3.863
3.778
4.068
3.968
Los Angeles
3.908
3.862
4.119
4.062
Manhattan Beach
3.916
3.858
4.059
4.016
Montebello
3.927
3.816
4.093
4.045
Santa Clarita
3.868
3.795
4.075
3.993
Santa Monica
3.908
3.917
4.120
4.110
Van Nuys
3.829
3.773
4.008
3.966
Whittier
3.816
3.745
4.010
3.946
Woodland Hills
3.893
3.807
4.098
3.987
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.821
3.775
4.022
3.970
Fullerton
3.808
3.761
4.009
3.957
Huntington Beach
3.838
3.776
4.034
3.977
La Habra
3.815
3.749
3.998
3.940
Laguna Beach
3.944
3.913
4.269
4.103
Newport Beach
3.892
3.828
4.093
4.042
San Clemente
3.918
3.912
4.111
4.073
Tustin
3.865
3.798
4.049
3.972
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
3.996
3.993
4.181
4.152
Hemet
3.787
3.762
3.992
3.952
Palm Springs
3.887
3.860
4.087
4.039
Riverside
3.839
3.786
4.034
3.978
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.840
3.803
4.042
3.980
San Bernardino
3.834
3.775
4.029
3.971
Victorville
3.826
3.741
3.999
3.925
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.811
3.794
4.018
3.963
Del Mar
3.968
3.895
4.187
4.103
Escondido
3.812
3.756
4.033
3.965
Oceanside
3.838
3.803
4.021
3.976
San Diego
3.867
3.815
4.073
4.017
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.942
3.894
4.141
4.080
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.858
3.821
4.089
3.995
Santa Barbara
3.894
3.856
4.108
4.042
Santa Maria
3.901
3.828
4.100
4.034
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
3.899
3.875
4.065
4.006
Visalia
3.865
3.825
4.032
4.002
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.854
3.823
4.061
4.014
 
Unl
11/8
Unl
10/11
Pre
11/8
Pre
10/11
Southern CA average
3.873
3.824
4.073
4.015

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