Gas Prices Rising Again, But Decline 16 Cents From June

(LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2011) —While gas prices began heading upward again in the past few days, they posted monthly declines throughout the Southland, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California July average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $3.805, 16 cents lower than the June average of $3.961 and 68 cents higher than last year’s July Fuel Gauge price of $3.123.

The statewide average price of $3.781 is also 15 cents lower than the June average of $3.936 and 65 cents higher than last year’s July Fuel Gauge statewide price average of $3.136. The lowest-priced gas in California can be found in Marysville, with an average of $3.657, while the surveyed California city with the highest price is Eureka at $4.073. Among surveyed Southern California cities, the lowest price average can be found in Escondido at $3.72 and the highest gas price average is in El Centro at $3.928.
 
Nationally, the July average price of $3.636 is six cents lower than the June average of $3.696. Alaska has the highest average price among U.S. states at $4.079. Arizona has the lowest state average price at $3.371.  

“Back in January, the Southern California average gas price was $3.35 – 45 cents below today,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “It’s discouraging to see gas prices heading back up when they’re still so close to $4 a gallon. It’s another signal that drivers can’t ease up on fuel-saving habits like regularly checking and correcting their tire pressure, avoiding high speeds, keeping their cars maintained and shopping around for cheaper gas prices using online resources like the AAA TripTik app or AAA.com/triptik.”

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
7/12
Unl
6/14
Pre
7/12
Pre
6/14
Imperial County
 
 
 
 
El Centro
3.928
4.059
4.128
4.257
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.843
4.045
4.002
4.236
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.804
3.963
3.968
4.105
Ridgecrest
3.842
4.055
4.041
4.265
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.793
3.942
3.988
4.139
Arcadia
3.798
3.932
4.003
4.137
Burbank
3.810
3.988
4.004
4.190
Culver City
3.822
3.997
4.024
4.182
Glendale
3.815
3.980
4.033
4.194
Glendora
3.786
3.958
4.008
4.158
Inglewood
3.767
3.939
3.962
4.137
Lancaster
3.779
3.932
3.949
4.125
Long Beach
3.763
3.909
3.962
4.101
Los Angeles
3.829
3.998
4.038
4.210
Manhattan Beach
3.828
4.079
3.989
4.212
Montebello
3.841
3.975
4.011
4.161
Santa Clarita
3.802
3.957
3.990
4.148
Santa Monica
3.866
4.066
4.071
4.304
Van Nuys
3.755
3.938
3.944
4.151
Whittier
3.754
3.904
3.950
4.108
Woodland Hills
3.795
3.952
3.992
4.151
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.745
3.891
3.938
4.086
Fullerton
3.755
3.894
3.936
4.095
Huntington Beach
3.765
3.888
3.972
4.088
La Habra
3.734
3.871
3.928
4.064
Laguna Beach
3.909
4.115
4.138
4.399
Newport Beach
3.853
3.999
4.029
4.195
San Clemente
3.947
4.026
4.084
4.183
Tustin
3.780
3.902
3.969
4.111
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
3.892
4.033
4.072
4.187
Hemet
3.726
3.879
3.909
4.072
Palm Springs
3.833
3.967
4.028
4.175
Riverside
3.747
3.892
3.935
4.088
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.745
3.894
3.938
4.098
San Bernardino
3.734
3.886
3.945
4.104
Victorville
3.777
3.902
3.975
4.083
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.726
3.862
3.911
4.010
Del Mar
3.905
4.098
4.087
4.292
Escondido
3.720
3.871
3.924
4.057
Oceanside
3.786
3.918
3.971
4.112
San Diego
3.781
3.935
3.988
4.144
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.874
4.030
4.079
4.260
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.768
3.917
4.295
4.114
Santa Barbara
3.865
4.023
4.094
4.206
Santa Maria
3.803
3.927
3.987
4.137
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
3.856
4.018
4.014
4.112
Visalia
3.789
3.947
3.999
4.139
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.803
3.951
4.018
4.158
 
Unl
7/12
Unl
6/14
Pre
7/12
Pre
6/14
Southern CA average
3.805
3.961
4.005
4.155

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