Monthly Fuel Gauge: After Jumping $4 Mark, Gas Prices Keep on Going

(LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2011) —Local gas prices rose by 25 to 30 cents over the last month and all Southern California areas currently have gas price averages above $4.10 a gallon, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California March average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $4.184, 26.7 cents higher than the March average of $3.917, and $1.07 higher than last year’s April Fuel Gauge price of $3.117.

The statewide average price of $4.17 is 26.2 cents higher than the March average of $3.908 and $1.06 higher than last year’s April Fuel Gauge statewide price average of $3.114. The lowest-priced gas among surveyed Southern California cities can be found in Glendora and Hemet at $4.118, and the surveyed Southland city with the highest gas price average is Laguna Beach with an average price of $4.305.
 
Nationally, the April average price of $3.791 is 28.6 cents higher than the March average of $3.517. Hawaii now has the highest average price among U.S. states at $4.438. Wyoming has the lowest state average price at $3.512.  

“Crude oil prices have tumbled in the last couple of days as the Goldman Sachs brokerage firm came out with a recommendation to sell crude oil holdings, yet they remain above $100 a barrel,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “The good news is that investors may finally be starting to pay attention to the decline in domestic gasoline demand that has been caused by skyrocketing prices at the pump. The Oil Price Information Service reported that in March, 70 percent of surveyed service stations saw decreases in the amount of gasoline they sold.”

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
4/12
Unl
3/8
Pre
4/12
Pre
3/8
Imperial County
 
 
 
 
El Centro
4.177
3.914
4.372
4.104
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
4.221
3.893
4.457
4.089
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
4.150
3.913
4.295
4.060
Ridgecrest
4.135
3.900
4.329
4.094
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
4.190
3.918
4.386
4.122
Arcadia
4.206
3.936
4.416
4.139
Burbank
4.197
3.942
4.394
4.138
Culver City
4.199
3.928
4.373
4.123
Glendale
4.208
3.963
4.402
4.178
Glendora
4.118
3.894
4.313
4.073
Inglewood
4.167
3.895
4.370
4.084
Lancaster
4.159
3.896
4.355
4.074
Long Beach
4.149
3.896
4.343
4.088
Los Angeles
4.201
3.929
4.405
4.128
Manhattan Beach
4.182
3.927
4.362
4.099
Montebello
4.212
3.974
4.406
4.157
Santa Clarita
4.163
3.910
4.349
4.095
Santa Monica
4.284
3.980
4.534
4.214
Van Nuys
4.161
3.885
4.356
4.091
Whittier
4.167
3.907
4.369
4.095
Woodland Hills
4.239
3.933
4.408
4.110
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
4.162
3.886
4.358
4.087
Fullerton
4.145
3.883
4.339
4.085
Huntington Beach
4.153
3.912
4.356
4.105
La Habra
4.134
3.840
4.297
4.035
Laguna Beach
4.305
4.002
4.572
4.209
Newport Beach
4.214
3.930
4.419
4.129
San Clemente
4.184
3.920
4.376
4.117
Tustin
4.174
3.906
4.371
4.095
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
4.230
3.948
4.359
4.069
Hemet
4.118
3.873
4.320
4.075
Palm Springs
4.251
3.930
4.471
4.137
Riverside
4.155
3.892
4.353
4.086
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
4.158
3.893
4.353
4.092
San Bernardino
4.147
3.906
4.358
4.106
Victorville
4.142
3.865
4.338
4.054
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
4.138
3.912
4.303
4.087
Del Mar
4.263
4.015
4.443
4.212
Escondido
4.145
3.904
4.342
4.107
Oceanside
4.157
3.913
4.346
4.128
San Diego
4.173
3.934
4.387
4.133
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
4.232
3.949
4.433
4.149
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
4.155
3.906
4.314
4.103
Santa Barbara
4.221
3.970
4.421
4.182
Santa Maria
4.194
3.930
4.397
4.137
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
4.223
3.880
4.329
4.046
Visalia
4.157
3.886
4.355
4.061
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
4.198
3.920
4.413
4.128
 
Unl
4/12
Unl
3/8
Pre
4/12
Pre
3/8
Southern CA average
4.184
3.917
4.377
4.111

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