Gas Prices Up From August

(LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2011) —Fueled by a 20-cent jump over a two-week period, gas prices posted net gains over the past month and some Southland cities now have averages over $4 a gallon, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California September average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $3.967, 17 cents higher than the August average of $3.797 and 96 cents higher than last year’s September Fuel Gauge price of $3.007.

The statewide average price of $3.945 is 16 cents higher than the August average of $3.783 and 92 cents higher than last year’s September Fuel Gauge statewide price average of $3.023. Among surveyed Southern California cities, the lowest price average can be found in Lompoc at $3.855 (the only city with an average below $3.90) and the highest gas price average is in Del Mar at $4.102.
 
Nationally, the September average price of $3.642 is a penny lower than the August average of $3.652. Hawaii has the highest average price among U.S. states at $4.181. South Carolina has the lowest state average price at $3.402.  

“Consumers may have expected to see gas price declines after oil prices plunged last month, but unfortunately that never materialized and instead prices jumped,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “We’re now hearing long-term forecasts from oil industry analysts who expect that investor activity, world events, U.S. refinery exports to other countries, and worldwide fuel demand will continue to keep prices high in coming years for U.S. consumers even while domestic gasoline demand is down.”

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
9/13
Unl
8/9
Pre
9/13
Pre
8/9
Imperial County
 
 
 
 
El Centro
3.962
3.869
4.092
4.038
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.957
3.828
4.138
4.010
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.970
3.782
4.132
3.949
Ridgecrest
3.977
3.867
4.164
4.081
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.967
3.757
4.176
3.957
Arcadia
4.002
3.764
4.190
3.980
Burbank
3.960
3.781
4.163
3.970
Culver City
3.961
3.786
4.173
3.987
Glendale
3.975
3.813
4.191
4.016
Glendora
3.918
3.800
4.120
3.958
Inglewood
3.957
3.755
4.156
3.947
Lancaster
3.951
3.763
4.135
3.950
Long Beach
3.937
3.767
4.128
3.966
Los Angeles
3.989
3.816
4.189
4.013
Manhattan Beach
4.033
3.834
4.209
3.966
Montebello
3.989
3.788
4.177
4.008
Santa Clarita
3.953
3.789
4.140
3.970
Santa Monica
4.009
3.863
4.227
4.036
Van Nuys
3.923
3.745
4.115
3.931
Whittier
3.952
3.769
4.146
3.964
Woodland Hills
3.975
3.746
4.170
3.950
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.940
3.743
4.126
3.934
Fullerton
3.920
3.740
4.115
3.929
Huntington Beach
3.939
3.773
4.148
3.978
La Habra
3.922
3.719
4.102
3.910
Laguna Beach
4.053
3.929
4.359
4.137
Newport Beach
3.965
3.866
4.162
4.065
San Clemente
3.994
3.832
4.199
3.998
Tustin
3.960
3.782
4.157
3.965
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
4.043
3.908
4.205
4.059
Hemet
3.923
3.701
4.106
3.906
Palm Springs
4.016
3.817
4.230
4.043
Riverside
3.935
3.755
4.133
3.952
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.944
3.767
4.150
3.938
San Bernardino
3.940
3.724
4.142
3.927
Victorville
3.923
3.781
4.114
3.964
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.960
3.755
4.138
3.954
Del Mar
4.102
3.936
4.299
4.179
Escondido
3.925
3.734
4.136
3.946
Oceanside
3.957
3.776
4.145
3.953
San Diego
3.981
3.789
4.179
3.990
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.995
3.877
4.203
4.094
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.855
3.804
4.014
4.105
Santa Barbara
3.994
3.862
4.189
4.058
Santa Maria
3.992
3.782
4.184
3.981
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
4.007
3.823
4.155
3.912
Visalia
3.956
3.806
4.142
3.990
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.974
3.779
4.160
3.975
 
Unl
9/13
Unl
8/9
Pre
9/13
Pre
8/9
Southern CA average
3.967
3.797
4.161
3.989

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