Gas Prices Plummet For Two Straight Months

(LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2008) — Gas prices dropped by a penny a day on average over the past month, bringing most local average prices below $4 a gallon, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California September average price for regular self-serve gasoline fell 27 cents to $3.841 from the August average of $4.114, and 74 cents from the all-time monthly record high of $4.585 set in July. In September 2007, the monthly Fuel Gauge Report average for Southern California was $2.868 – 97 cents below the current monthly average.

The statewide average price of $3.852 is 26 cents lower than the August average of $4.109. The state’s lowest average price is in La Habra, where regular sells for $3.699. Tahoe City and Eureka in Northern California are tied for the highest price in the state at $4.299.

Nationally, the average price of $3.852 is up a nickel from the August average of $3.799. Alaska has the highest state average price at $4.413 and New Jersey has the lowest state average price, at $3.426.

“Concerns about hurricanes have pushed up prices in other parts of the country, but so far California has continued to experience steady price drops over the past month,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “With hurricanes still looming near the Gulf Coast, it remains to be seen whether the decreases will continue locally.”

 

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

County/City

Reg 9/9

Reg 8/12

Pre 9/9

Pre 8/12

Imperial County

 

 

 

 

El Centro

3.928

4.228

4.121

4.435

 

 

 

 

 

Inyo County

 

 

 

 

Bishop

4.161

4.395

4.376

4.679

 

 

 

 

 

Kern County

 

 

 

 

Bakersfield

3.917

4.126

4.076

4.253

Ridgecrest

4.170

4.377

4.392

4.639

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles County

 

 

 

 

Alhambra

3.808

4.118

3.985

4.319

Arcadia

3.818

4.102

4.119

4.312

Burbank

3.810

4.143

4.003

4.305

Culver City

3.835

4.144

4.022

4.346

Glendale

3.846

4.148

4.036

4.354

Glendora

3.768

4.027

3.981

4.266

Inglewood

3.778

4.057

3.956

4.259

Lancaster

3.801

4.078

3.968

4.273

Long Beach

3.776

4.063

3.990

4.272

Los Angeles

3.827

4.132

4.022

4.327

Manhattan Beach

3.855

4.199

4.083

4.425

Montebello

3.781

4.048

3.949

4.317

Santa Clarita

3.797

4.090

3.995

4.309

Santa Monica

3.844

4.115

4.073

4.399

Van Nuys

3.763

4.069

3.967

4.262

Whittier

3.757

4.073

3.949

4.261

Woodland Hills

3.793

4.068

4.039

4.284

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County

 

 

 

 

Anaheim

3.746

4.036

3.980

4.249

Fullerton

3.727

4.034

3.954

4.265

Huntington Beach

3.737

4.013

3.928

4.214

La Habra

3.699

4.012

3.879

4.216

Laguna Beach

3.899

4.125

4.159

4.309

Newport Beach

3.853

4.130

4.065

4.351

San Clemente

3.861

4.135

4.081

4.329

Tustin

3.803

4.120

4.013

4.330

 

 

 

 

 

Riverside County

 

 

 

 

Blythe

4.147

4.423

4.362

4.679

Hemet

3.773

4.006

3.993

4.222

Palm Springs

3.816

4.108

4.049

4.252

Riverside

3.746

4.058

3.942

4.233

 

 

 

 

 

San Bernardino County

 

 

 

 

Redlands

3.759

4.021

4.032

4.197

San Bernardino

3.762

4.006

3.988

4.203

Victorville

3.735

4.066

3.948

4.245

 

 

 

 

 

San Diego County

 

 

 

 

Chula Vista

3.729

3.956

3.915

4.143

Del Mar

3.915

4.151

4.179

4.309

Escondido

3.764

3.974

3.988

4.187

Oceanside

3.785

4.027

4.006

4.218

San Diego

3.806

4.065

4.015

4.269

 

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo County

 

 

 

 

San Luis Obispo

3.905

4.208

4.082

4.399

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

 

 

 

 

Lompoc

3.932

4.163

4.159

4.469

Santa Barbara

3.946

4.225

4.093

4.429

Santa Maria

3.904

4.203

4.119

4.386

 

 

 

 

 

Tulare County

 

 

 

 

Porterville

4.018

4.165

4.233

4.347

Visalia

3.983

4.153

4.231

4.384

 

 

 

 

 

Ventura County

 

 

 

 

Ventura

3.793

4.089

4.032

4.317

 

 

 

 

 

So. Calif. Avg.

3.841

4.114

4.053

4.322