New May Record for Southland Gas Prices Despite Recent Drops

(LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2011) —Although Southern California gas prices have dropped over the last few days, they still posted a net increase from April to May, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California May average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $4.281, nearly a dime higher than the April average of $4.184, and $1.13 higher than last year’s May Fuel Gauge price of $3.151.

The statewide average price of $4.261 is nine cents higher than the April average of $4.17 and $1.11 higher than last year’s May Fuel Gauge statewide price average of $3.153. The lowest-priced gas in California can be found in Marysville, with an average of $4.138, while the surveyed California city with the highest price is Eureka at $4.435. Among surveyed Southern California cities, the lowest price average can be found in Chula Vista at $4.195, and the highest gas price average is in Laguna Beach at $4.412.
 
Nationally, the May average price of $3.951 is 16 cents higher than the April average of $3.791. Hawaii has the highest average price among U.S.states at $4.567. Wyoming has the lowest state average price at $3.641.  

“While prices have stopped climbing and are even dropping slightly for now, the Southern California average price is 35 cents higher than the previous all-time May record price of $3.928 set in 2008,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “The only two months with higher average gas prices were in June 2008, when the Southern California average was $4.47, and July 2008, when the average was $4.585.”

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:

 
County/City
Unl
5/10
Unl
4/12
Pre
5/10
Pre
4/12
Imperial County
 
 
 
 
El Centro
4.309
4.177
4.514
4.372
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
4.302
4.221
4.518
4.457
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
4.274
4.150
4.424
4.295
Ridgecrest
4.287
4.135
4.476
4.329
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
4.274
4.190
4.475
4.386
Arcadia
4.277
4.206
4.497
4.416
Burbank
4.276
4.197
4.485
4.394
Culver City
4.286
4.199
4.479
4.373
Glendale
4.313
4.208
4.503
4.402
Glendora
4.265
4.118
4.456
4.313
Inglewood
4.250
4.167
4.448
4.370
Lancaster
4.254
4.159
4.447
4.355
Long Beach
4.241
4.149
4.439
4.343
Los Angeles
4.303
4.201
4.509
4.405
Manhattan Beach
4.312
4.182
4.485
4.362
Montebello
4.284
4.212
4.472
4.406
Santa Clarita
4.258
4.163
4.454
4.349
Santa Monica
4.369
4.284
4.558
4.534
Van Nuys
4.261
4.161
4.465
4.356
Whittier
4.252
4.167
4.461
4.369
Woodland Hills
4.327
4.239
4.528
4.408
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
4.230
4.162
4.425
4.358
Fullerton
4.235
4.145
4.430
4.339
Huntington Beach
4.239
4.153
4.435
4.356
La Habra
4.222
4.134
4.400
4.297
Laguna Beach
4.412
4.305
4.659
4.572
Newport Beach
4.337
4.214
4.528
4.419
San Clemente
4.289
4.184
4.491
4.376
Tustin
4.249
4.174
4.436
4.371
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
4.398
4.230
4.547
4.359
Hemet
4.205
4.118
4.409
4.320
Palm Springs
4.369
4.251
4.520
4.471
Riverside
4.247
4.155
4.439
4.353
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
4.269
4.158
4.477
4.353
San Bernardino
4.236
4.147
4.423
4.358
Victorville
4.249
4.142
4.431
4.338
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
4.195
4.138
4.367
4.303
DelMar
4.347
4.263
4.567
4.443
Escondido
4.213
4.145
4.413
4.342
Oceanside
4.231
4.157
4.418
4.346
San Diego
4.263
4.173
4.464
4.387
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
4.314
4.232
4.521
4.433
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
4.293
4.155
4.540
4.314
Santa Barbara
4.346
4.221
4.547
4.421
Santa Maria
4.274
4.194
4.476
4.397
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
4.291
4.223
4.454
4.329
Visalia
4.273
4.157
4.453
4.355
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
4.281
4.198
4.487
4.413
 
Unl
5/10
Unl
4/12
Pre
5/10
Pre
4/12
Southern CA average
4.281
4.184
4.476
4.377
 
 

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