SOURCE: Automobile Club of Southern California

November 13, 2007 13:57 ET

Gas Prices Soar in November, Says Auto Club

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - Gas prices increased rapidly over the past month throughout Southern California, jumping by an average of a penny a day for the last four weeks, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California monthly Fuel Gauge Report.

The Southern California November average price for regular self-serve gasoline is $3.355, up nearly 30 cents from Oct. 16 and 86 cents higher than the same time last year.

"With oil prices at $90 to $100 a barrel, motorists around the country are feeling the effects, and most states have average prices of at least $3 a gallon," said Auto Club spokesperson Carol Thorp. "This is traditionally a lower-demand time of year for gasoline, and it remains to be seen whether the usual drop in demand will materialize and begin pushing prices back down soon."

California has now surpassed Hawaii, where regular unleaded is averaging $3.322 a gallon, as the most expensive state for gasoline in the U.S. The Golden State's average price for November is $3.385, up 32 cents from $3.069 in October. The state's lowest average price is in Glendora, where regular sells for $3.239. Tahoe City has the state's highest average at $3.599.

Nationally, the average price is $3.105, up 35 cents from $2.759 in October. New Jersey has the lowest average price, at $2.905.

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

                       Reg      Reg      Pre      Pre
County/City          11-13-07 10-16-07 11-13-07 10-16-07
Imperial County
El Centro               3.400    3.128    3.859    3.279

Inyo County
Bishop                  3.303    3.047    3.482    3.249

Kern County
Bakersfield             3.307    3.017    3.497    3.217
Ridgecrest              3.350    3.075    3.459    3.299

Los Angeles County
Alhambra                3.262    2.968    3.439    3.159
Arcadia                 3.299    3.011    3.539    3.219
Burbank                 3.339    3.057    3.522    3.264
Culver City             3.390    3.129    3.594    3.294
Glendale                3.351    3.052    3.549    3.231
Glendora                3.239    2.945    3.399    3.137
Inglewood               3.299    3.009    3.536    3.199
Lancaster               3.394    3.136    3.612    3.346
Long Beach              3.279    2.961    3.466    3.182
Los Angeles             3.360    3.066    3.569    3.276
Manhattan Beach         3.382    3.128    3.679    3.319
Montebello              3.322    3.014    3.559    3.186
Santa Clarita           3.308    3.062    3.519    3.159
Santa Monica            3.431    3.151    3.679    3.355
Van Nuys                3.320    3.015    3.499    3.228
Whittier                3.301    2.970    3.476    3.149
Woodland Hills          3.382    3.091    3.539    3.224

Orange County
Anaheim                 3.275    2.951    3.471    3.149
Fullerton               3.278    2.970    3.479    3.179
Huntington Beach        3.316    2.963    3.492    3.213
La Habra                3.265    2.951    3.466    3.154
Laguna Beach            3.429    3.121    3.599    3.322
Newport Beach           3.403    3.093    3.619    3.286
San Clemente            3.360    3.105    3.600    3.336
Tustin                  3.347    3.046    3.599    3.279

Riverside County
Blythe                  3.489    3.223    3.671    3.423
Hemet                   3.333    3.003    3.547    3.267
Palm Springs            3.347    3.057    3.584    3.252
Riverside               3.316    3.022    3.503    3.227

San Bernardino County
Redlands                3.345    3.045    3.499    3.219
San Bernardino          3.326    3.027    3.419    3.156
Victorville             3.350    3.066    3.599    3.259

San Diego County
Chula Vista             3.348    3.076    3.562    3.217
Del Mar                 3.446    3.125    3.658    3.282
Escondido               3.331    3.027    3.483    3.257
Oceanside               3.378    3.078    3.607    3.263
San Diego               3.365    3.085    3.532    3.293

San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo         3.556    3.268    3.709    3.532

Santa Barbara County
Lompoc                  3.362    3.145    3.580    3.459
Santa Barbara           3.499    3.214    3.672    3.459
Santa Maria             3.435    3.139    3.649    3.359

Tulare County
Porterville             3.372    3.132    3.619    3.119
Visalia                 3.411    3.115    3.643    3.352

Ventura County
Ventura                 3.317    3.030    3.570    3.296

So. Calif. Avg.         3.355    3.065    3.560    3.262

The Auto Club's Fuel Gauge Report is based on data gathered from monitoring fuel transactions at 3,900 Southern California gas stations. Oil Price Information Service -- the nation's most comprehensive source of petroleum pricing information -- provides the data. Editors, for regional average daily fuel prices nationwide, please go to www.fuelgaugereport.com.

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