Southland Posts Record February Gas Prices

(LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2011) — Southland gas prices have set a new February record this month and are about seven cents higher than they were in January,  according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California February average price for regular unleaded self-serve gasoline is $3.414, seven cents higher than the January average of $3.347, and 31 cents higher than the previous February Fuel Gauge record of $3.101 in 2008.

The statewide average price of $3.406 is six cents higher than the January average of $3.345 and 28 cents higher than the previous February Fuel Gauge record price average of $3.12 in 2008. Marysville in Northern California has the lowest average price in the state at $3.337, while Eureka once again has the highest gas price average at $3.623. The lowest-priced gas among surveyed Southern California cities is a tie between Van Nuys and Glendora at $3.358, and the highest Southland gas price average in the survey is Laguna Beach at $3.552.
 
Nationally, the February average price of $3.117 is three cents higher than the January average of $3.089. Hawaii once again has the most expensive gas in the country with a statewide average price of $3.738. Wyoming has the lowest state average price at $2.883.  

“Southern California has gotten little relief from escalating gas prices for the last five months, not even now when pump prices traditionally drop before rising in the spring,” said Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “To maximize fuel economy, drivers should make sure their tires are always properly inflated, avoid speeding, and adopt a gentle, even driving style.”

In Southern California, the averages for regular and premium grades of gasoline are listed below:
 
County/City
Unl
2/8
Unl
1/11
Pre
2/8
Pre
1/11
Imperial County 
 
 
 
 
El Centro
3.450
3.352
3.706
3.619
 
 
 
 
 
Inyo County
 
 
 
 
Bishop
3.436
3.361
3.679
3.596
 
 
 
 
 
Kern County
 
 
 
 
Bakersfield
3.429
3.387
3.578
3.557
Ridgecrest
3.385
3.289
3.552
3.461
 
 
 
 
 
Los Angeles County
 
 
 
 
Alhambra
3.407
3.338
3.606
3.527
Arcadia
3.429
3.347
3.607
3.565
Burbank
3.404
3.350
3.621
3.564
Culver City
3.417
3.337
3.621
3.520
Glendale
3.429
3.360
3.627
3.565
Glendora
3.358
3.307
3.527
3.523
Inglewood
3.370
3.315
3.563
3.516
Lancaster
3.393
3.348
3.557
3.504
Long Beach
3.378
3.312
3.571
3.498
Los Angeles
3.433
3.357
3.628
3.562
Manhattan Beach
3.446
3.399
3.604
3.551
Montebello
3.463
3.364
3.654
3.548
Santa Clarita
3.377
3.343
3.569
3.519
Santa Monica
3.474
3.429
3.646
3.607
Van Nuys
3.358
3.290
3.573
3.483
Whittier
3.383
3.322
3.551
3.505
Woodland Hills
3.436
3.381
3.615
3.566
 
 
 
 
 
Orange County
 
 
 
 
Anaheim
3.392
3.335
3.597
3.523
Fullerton
3.367
3.310
3.552
3.508
Huntington Beach
3.399
3.342
3.590
3.541
La Habra
3.374
3.301
3.548
3.480
Laguna Beach
3.552
3.488
3.799
3.799
Newport Beach
3.461
3.375
3.655
3.553
San Clemente
3.442
3.375
3.604
3.586
Tustin
3.405
3.317
3.555
3.512
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside County
 
 
 
 
Blythe
3.520
3.389
3.759
3.599
Hemet
3.340
3.279
3.537
3.483
Palm Springs
3.419
3.317
3.588
3.542
Riverside
3.385
3.315
3.581
3.494
 
 
 
 
 
San Bernardino County
 
 
 
 
Redlands
3.372
3.312
3.570
3.520
San Bernardino
3.385
3.295
3.583
3.492
Victorville
3.368
3.320
3.553
3.490
 
 
 
 
 
San Diego County
 
 
 
 
Chula Vista
3.368
3.331
3.541
3.493
Del Mar
3.514
3.459
3.745
3.672
Escondido
3.361
3.297
3.568
3.491
Oceanside
3.398
3.348
3.556
3.490
San Diego
3.400
3.341
3.589
3.540
 
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
 
San Luis Obispo
3.469
3.412
3.661
3.689
 
 
 
 
 
Santa Barbara County
 
 
 
 
Lompoc
3.376
3.341
3.603
3.514
Santa Barbara
3.443
3.388
3.602
3.560
Santa Maria
3.394
3.356
3.591
3.573
 
 
 
 
 
Tulare County
 
 
 
 
Porterville
3.433
3.339
3.433
3.562
Visalia
3.423
3.343
3.579
3.538
 
 
 
 
 
Ventura County
 
 
 
 
Ventura
3.445
3.359
3.644
3.590
 
Unl
2/8
Unl
1/11
Pre
2/8
Pre
1/11
Southern CA average
3.414
3.347
3.601
3.546

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