Most Southland Gas Price Averages Soar Above $3.30

(LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2011) —For the fourth month in a row, gas prices in Southern California have posted increases from the previous month and now are just below their highest January levels ever in most areas,  according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California January average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $3.347, eight cents higher than the December average of $3.263, but one cent lower than the all-time January Fuel Gauge highest price of $3.357 in 2008.

The statewide average price of $3.345 is also about eight cents higher than the December average of $3.264 and just below the January 2008 Fuel Gauge Report average of $3.349. Chico has the lowest average price in the state at $3.276, while Eureka has the highest gas price average at $3.529. The lowest-priced gas among surveyed Southern California cities is Hemet at $3.279, and the highest Southland gas price average in the survey is Laguna Beach at $3.488.
 
Nationally, the January average price of $3.089 is 11 cents higher than the December average of $2.979. Hawaii once again has the most expensive gas in the country with an average price of $3.688. Colorado has the lowest state average price at $2.865.  

“Crude oil prices of $90 a barrel are primarily responsible for the price increases,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Drivers will need to hunt for lower prices and it’s now rare to find any stations with pump prices lower than $3.25 a gallon.”

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
1/11
Unl
12/14
Pre
1/11
Pre
12/14
Imperial County 
 
 
 
 
El Centro
3.352
3.222
3.619
3.519
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.361
3.218
3.596
3.314
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.387
3.301
3.557
3.442
Ridgecrest
3.289
3.249
3.461
3.427
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.338
3.268
3.527
3.464
Arcadia
3.347
3.266
3.565
3.477
Burbank
3.350
3.270
3.564
3.454
Culver City
3.337
3.312
3.520
3.508
Glendale
3.360
3.288
3.565
3.500
Glendora
3.307
3.245
3.523
3.479
Inglewood
3.315
3.224
3.516
  3.396
Lancaster
3.348
3.260
3.504
3.403
Long Beach
3.312
3.232
3.498
3.424
Los Angeles
3.357
3.281
3.562
3.486
Manhattan Beach
3.399
3.339
3.551
3.499
Montebello
3.364
3.285
3.548
3.487
Santa Clarita
3.343
3.233
3.519
3.439
Santa Monica
3.429
3.309
3.607
3.524
Van Nuys
3.290
3.221
3.483
3.428
Whittier
3.322
3.268
3.505
3.445
Woodland Hills
3.381
3.284
3.566
3.483
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.335
3.255
3.523
3.447
Fullerton
3.310
3.231
3.508
3.423
Huntington Beach
3.342
3.247
3.541
3.438
La Habra
3.301
3.231
3.480
3.403
Laguna Beach
3.488
3.362
3.799
3.549
Newport Beach
3.375
3.296
3.553
3.503
San Clemente
3.375
3.268
3.586
3.453
Tustin
3.317
3.263
3.512
3.450
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
3.389
3.332
3.599
3.564
Hemet
3.279
3.204
3.483
3.378
Palm Springs
3.317
3.196
3.542
3.472
Riverside
3.315
3.234
3.494
3.392
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.312
3.223
3.520
3.434
San Bernardino
3.295
3.219
3.492
3.428
Victorville
3.320
3.229
3.490
3.404
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.331
3.250
3.493
3.423
Del Mar
3.459
3.357
3.672
3.596
Escondido
3.297
3.223
3.491
3.432
Oceanside
3.348
3.260
3.490
3.407
San Diego
3.341
3.262
3.540
3.452
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.412
3.308
3.689
3.521
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.341
3.200
3.514
3.334
Santa Barbara
3.388
3.297
3.560
3.495
Santa Maria
3.356
3.258
3.573
3.499
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
3.339
3.265
3.562
3.299
Visalia
3.343
3.281
3.538
3.483
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.359
3.294
3.590
3.503
 
Unl
1/11
Unl
12/14
Pre
1/11
Pre
12/14
Southern CA average
3.347
3.263
3.546
3.454