Gas Prices Show Little Movement This Month

(LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2011) —Gas prices moved very little over the past month throughout Southern California, with most cities posting current prices just a few cents different from July, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California August average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $3.797, eight-tenths of one cent lower than the July average of $3.805 and 63 cents higher than last year’s August Fuel Gauge price of $3.164.

The statewide average price of $3.783 is two-tenths of a penny lower than the July average of $3.781 and 60 cents higher than last year’s August Fuel Gauge statewide price average of $3.179. The lowest-priced gas in California can be found in Marysville, with an average of $3.64, while the surveyed California city with the highest price is Yreka at $3.99. Among surveyed Southern California cities, the lowest price average can be found in La Habra at $3.719 and the highest gas price average is in Del Mar at $3.936.
 
Nationally, the August average price of $3.652 is almost two cents higher than the July average of $3.636. Hawaii has the highest average price among U.S. states at $4.136. Arizona has the lowest state average price at $3.364.  

“The nosedive in oil prices over recent days has yet to significantly affect gas prices locally or around the country, which isn’t surprising since that cheaper oil will take awhile to reach gasoline pumps,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Sustained lower oil prices as well as reports of lower demand should result in reduced gas prices, but other factors such as hurricane season could counterbalance that downward pressure.”

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
8/9
Unl
7/12
Pre
8/9
Pre
7/12
Imperial County
 
 
 
 
El Centro
3.869
3.928
4.038
4.128
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.828
3.843
4.010
4.002
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.782
3.804
3.949
3.968
Ridgecrest
3.867
3.842
4.081
4.041
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.757
3.793
3.957
3.988
Arcadia
3.764
3.798
3.980
4.003
Burbank
3.781
3.810
3.970
4.004
Culver City
3.786
3.822
3.987
4.024
Glendale
3.813
3.815
4.016
4.033
Glendora
3.800
3.786
3.958
4.008
Inglewood
3.755
3.767
3.947
3.962
Lancaster
3.763
3.779
3.950
3.949
Long Beach
3.767
3.763
3.966
3.962
Los Angeles
3.816
3.829
4.013
4.038
Manhattan Beach
3.834
3.828
3.966
3.989
Montebello
3.788
3.841
4.008
4.011
Santa Clarita
3.789
3.802
3.970
3.990
Santa Monica
3.863
3.866
4.036
4.071
Van Nuys
3.745
3.755
3.931
3.944
Whittier
3.769
3.754
3.964
3.950
Woodland Hills
3.746
3.795
3.950
3.992
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.743
3.745
3.934
3.938
Fullerton
3.740
3.755
3.929
3.936
Huntington Beach
3.773
3.765
3.978
3.972
La Habra
3.719
3.734
3.910
3.928
Laguna Beach
3.929
3.909
4.137
4.138
Newport Beach
3.866
3.853
4.065
4.029
San Clemente
3.832
3.947
3.998
4.084
Tustin
3.782
3.780
3.965
3.969
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
3.908
3.892
4.059
4.072
Hemet
3.701
3.726
3.906
3.909
Palm Springs
3.817
3.833
4.043
4.028
Riverside
3.755
3.747
3.952
3.935
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.767
3.745
3.938
3.938
San Bernardino
3.724
3.734
3.927
3.945
Victorville
3.781
3.777
3.964
3.975
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.755
3.726
3.954
3.911
Del Mar
3.936
3.905
4.179
4.087
Escondido
3.734
3.720
3.946
3.924
Oceanside
3.776
3.786
3.953
3.971
San Diego
3.789
3.781
3.990
3.988
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.877
3.874
4.094
4.079
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.804
3.768
4.105
4.295
Santa Barbara
3.862
3.865
4.058
4.094
Santa Maria
3.782
3.803
3.981
3.987
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
3.823
3.856
3.912
4.014
Visalia
3.806
3.789
3.990
3.999
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.779
3.803
3.975
4.018
 
Unl
8/9
Unl
7/12
Pre
8/9
Pre
7/12
Southern CA average
3.797
3.805
3.989
4.005

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