Monthly Gas Price Drops Slightly, Says Auto Club

(LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2007) - The average monthly Southern California gas price decreased by about a penny a week since November, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.
 
The Southern California December average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.314, down from $3.355 on November 13. The average price is still 80 cents higher than the same time last year.
 
"While oil prices remain stubbornly above $90 a barrel, reduced demand has caused prices to decrease slightly in the recent days," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. "This is traditionally a lower-demand time of year for gasoline, but the usual drop in pricing hasn't been experienced yet because of higher oil prices."
 
Only Hawaii, where regular unleaded is averaging $3.433 a gallon, is more expensive than California. The Golden State's average price for December is $3.331, down 5.4 cents from November. The state's lowest average price is in La Habra and Anaheim, where regular sells for $3.204. San Francisco has the highest average price at $3.549.
Nationally, the average price is $2.995, down 11 cents from $3.105 in November. Missouri has the lowest average price, at $2.762.
In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
County/City
Reg 12/11
Reg 11/13
Pre 12/11
Pre 11/13
Imperial County
El Centro
3.367
3.400
3.494
3.859
Inyo County
Bishop
3.294
3.303
3.599
3.482
Kern County
Bakersfield
3.240
3.307
3.439
3.497
Ridgecrest
3.321
3.350
3.519
3.459
Los Angeles County
Alhambra
3.273
3.262
3.504
3.439
Arcadia
3.267
3.299
3.519
3.539
Burbank
3.307
3.339
3.479
3.522
Culver City
3.386
3.390
3.589
3.594
Glendale
3.330
3.351
3.571
3.549
Glendora
3.249
3.239
3.445
3.399
Inglewood
3.235
3.299
3.472
3.536
Lancaster
3.335
3.394
3.579
3.612
Long Beach
3.245
3.279
3.432
3.466
Los Angeles
3.346
3.360
3.536
3.569
Manhattan Beach
3.399
3.382
3.589
3.679
Montebello
3.258
3.322
3.446
3.559
Santa Clarita
3.331
3.308
3.579
3.519
Santa Monica
3.395
3.431
3.629
3.679
Van Nuys
3.252
3.320
3.459
3.499
Whittier
3.234
3.301
3.339
3.476
Woodland Hills
3.365
3.382
3.561
3.539
Orange County
Anaheim
3.204
3.275
3.388
3.471
Fullerton
3.213
3.278
3.450
3.479
Huntington Beach
3.218
3.316
3.439
3.492
La Habra
3.204
3.265
3.439
3.466
Laguna Beach
3.379
3.429
3.539
3.599
Newport Beach
3.388
3.403
3.619
3.619
San Clemente
3.337
3.360
3.502
3.600
Tustin
3.296
3.347
3.529
3.599
Riverside County
Blythe
3.530
3.489
3.669
3.671
Hemet
3.230
3.333
3.374
3.547
Palm Springs
3.276
3.347
3.539
3.584
Riverside
3.280
3.316
3.488
3.503
San Bernardino County
Redlands
3.307
3.345
3.479
3.499
San Bernardino
3.265
3.326
3.375
3.419
Victorville
3.268
3.350
3.532
3.599
San Diego County
Chula Vista
3.260
3.348
3.595
3.562
Del Mar
3.396
3.446
3.579
3.658
Escondido
3.258
3.331
3.441
3.483
Oceanside
3.320
3.378
3.586
3.607
San Diego
3.330
3.365
3.581
3.532
San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo
3.490
3.556
3.772
3.709
Santa Barbara County
Lompoc
3.310
3.362
3.719
3.580
Santa Barbara
3.462
3.499
3.732
3.672
Santa Maria
3.381
3.435
3.604
3.649
Tulare County
Porterville
3.344
3.372
3.439
3.619
Visalia
3.404
3.411
3.637
3.643
Ventura County
Ventura
3.286
3.317
3.539
3.570

So. Calif. Average

$3.314
$3.355
$3.528
$3.560