Gas Prices Rise Slightly From June

(LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2010) —Local gas prices pushed even higher above $3 a gallon in the last month, rising by nearly a nickel in most areas, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California June average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $3.123, nearly four cents higher than the June average of $3.085. This month’s average price is 22 cents higher than last year’s July price average of $2.90.

The statewide average price of $3.136 is five cents higher than the June average of $3.081. Chico in Northern California has the lowest average price in the state at $3.032, while South Lake Tahoe has the highest gas price average at $3.352. The lowest price average in Southern California for the second month in a row is in Escondido, at $3.052.  The highest-priced Southern California gas is once again in Laguna Beach, which has an average price of $3.269 a gallon.
 
Nationally, the June average price of $2.713 is almost the same as the June average of $2.718. Alaska continues to have the most expensive gas in the country with an average price of $3.504 – also almost unchanged from last month. South Carolina again has the lowest state average price at $2.466, which is about four cents lower than that’s state average last month.  

“Southern California gas prices have actually been dropping for the past week in most areas, but not enough to cancel out the increase since June,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Oil industry analysts point out that fuel supply continues to be plentiful nationwide.”  

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
7/13
Unl
6/8
Pre
7/13
Pre
6/8
Imperial County
 
 
 
 
El Centro
3.113
3.124
3.279
3.384
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.126
3.037
3.489
3.211
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.184
3.114
3.379
3.295
Ridgecrest
3.164
3.083
3.273
3.259
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.096
3.067
3.285
3.248
Arcadia
3.115
3.118
3.295
3.349
Burbank
3.106
3.077
3.263
3.266
Culver City
3.123
3.129
3.289
3.242
Glendale
3.131
3.150
3.294
3.264
Glendora
3.116
3.025
3.293
3.239
Inglewood
3.081
3.049
3.309
3.247
Lancaster
3.084
3.053
3.252
3.184
Long Beach
3.070
3.050
3.239
3.229
Los Angeles
3.140
3.095
3.335
3.277
Manhattan Beach
3.142
3.187
3.324
3.354
Montebello
3.134
3.114
3.279
3.259
Santa Clarita
3.068
3.024
3.243
3.255
Santa Monica
3.103
3.164
3.376
3.309
Van Nuys
3.087
3.020
3.248
3.205
Whittier
3.083
3.057
3.225
3.285
Woodland Hills
3.135
3.082
3.306
3.265
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.100
3.069
3.294
3.264
Fullerton
3.064
3.040
3.219
3.233
Huntington Beach
3.074
3.062
3.284
3.268
La Habra
3.073
3.030
3.179
3.187
Laguna Beach
3.269
3.207
3.559
3.474
Newport Beach
3.166
3.112
3.392
3.318
San Clemente
3.145
3.085
3.315
3.264
Tustin
3.158
3.099
3.339
3.289
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
3.219
3.139
3.432
3.299
Hemet
3.085
3.013
3.271
3.199
Palm Springs
3.117
3.078
3.289
3.281
Riverside
3.082
3.063
3.268
3.232
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.091
3.074
3.258
3.262
San Bernardino
3.073
3.046
3.275
3.213
Victorville
3.106
3.078
3.259
3.204
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.064
3.057
3.210
3.195
Del Mar
3.240
3.169
3.455
3.462
Escondido
3.052
2.988
3.215
3.187
Oceanside
3.108
3.048
3.248
3.198
San Diego
3.100
3.063
3.286
3.256
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.160
3.136
3.392
3.362
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.080
3.070
3.322
3.099
Santa Barbara
3.190
3.146
3.559
3.389
Santa Maria
3.152
3.092
3.384
3.336
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
3.180
3.078
3.249
3.162
Visalia
3.202
3.098
3.438
3.340
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.155
3.115
3.367
3.255
 
 
 
 
 
Southern CA average
3.123
3.085
3.313
3.268

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