Second Straight Month of Gas Price Hikes

(LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2010) —Local gas prices posted slight increases over the last month but so far have resisted huge jumps in response to last week’s skyrocketing oil prices, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California November average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $3.127, almost three cents higher than the October average of $3.094.  

The statewide average price of $3.142 is almost a nickel higher than the October average of $3.096. La Habra has the lowest average price in the state at $3.064, while South Lake Tahoe again has the highest gas price average at $3.313. The highest-priced gas among surveyed Southern California cities is Blythe at $3.228.
 
Nationally, the November average price of $2.857 is almost five cents higher than the October average of $2.811. Alaska continues to have the most expensive gas in the country with an average price of $3.515. Missouri has the lowest state average price at $2.651.  

“Midwestern states have experienced price spikes in the past week that some analysts have mainly attributed to skyrocketing oil prices, but so far the rest of the country has seen only modest price increases since oil shot above $85 a barrel,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “The fact that fuel demand continues to lag below 2009 levels could be outweighing the upward pressure of oil prices.”

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
11/9
Unl
10/12
Pre
11/9
Pre
10/12
Imperial County 
 
 
 
 
El Centro
3.127
3.109
3.339
3.339
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County 
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.093
3.050
3.321
3.399
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.203
3.131
3.346
3.288
Ridgecrest
3.156
3.136
3.349
3.324
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.117
3.065
3.310
3.259
Arcadia
3.118
3.088
3.346
3.272
Burbank
3.101
3.105
3.309
3.267
Culver City
3.133
3.100
3.307
3.287
Glendale
3.141
3.099
3.355
3.284
Glendora
3.104
3.033
3.292
3.248
Inglewood
3.078
3.047
3.271
3.303
Lancaster
3.100
3.084
3.290
3.273
Long Beach
3.086
3.053
3.277
3.255
Los Angeles
3.143
3.114
3.347
3.304
Manhattan Beach
3.165
3.136
3.343
3.312
Montebello
3.147
3.112
3.331
3.326
Santa Clarita
3.093
3.079
3.292
3.276
Santa Monica
3.173
3.129
3.349
3.327
Van Nuys
3.075
3.032
3.270
3.239
Whittier
3.102
3.073
3.254
3.270
Woodland Hills
3.117
3.114
3.302
3.294
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.097
3.073
3.300
3.254
Fullerton
3.094
3.081
3.295
3.263
Huntington Beach
3.104
3.056
3.282
3.252
La Habra
3.064
3.073
3.265
3.229
Laguna Beach
3.172
3.188
3.400
3.399
Newport Beach
3.147
3.130
3.328
3.330
San Clemente
3.127
3.109
3.315
3.316
Tustin
3.109
3.093
3.273
3.269
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
3.228
3.177
3.409
3.399
Hemet
3.068
3.051
3.269
3.239
Palm Springs
3.158
3.040
3.350
3.205
Riverside
3.120
3.064
3.314
3.234
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.094
3.059
3.359
3.255
San Bernardino
3.080
3.035
3.264
3.236
Victorville
3.115
3.076
3.231
3.203
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.092
3.091
3.230
3.275
Del Mar
3.220
3.223
3.504
3.454
Escondido
3.072
3.051
3.255
3.241
Oceanside
3.111
3.096
3.276
3.246
San Diego
3.107
3.079
3.298
3.262
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.156
3.148
3.342
3.329
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.160
3.064
3.403
3.459
Santa Barbara
3.181
3.156
3.347
3.327
Santa Maria
3.103
3.068
3.287
3.302
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
3.177
3.137
3.479
3.298
Visalia
3.169
3.082
3.375
3.323
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.174
3.123
3.355
3.293
 
Unl
11/9
Unl
10/12
Pre
11/9
Pre
10/12
Southern CA average
3.127
3.094
3.321
3.292

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