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The Lundberg Survey said Tuesday that the number of service stations in Southern California declined 2.9% in 1989, not 5.33% as it said earlier this month in a preliminary report that contained computational errors. According to the results of a September census--first reported in The Times last week--the number of service stations in a four-county area declined to 4,614 in 1989 from 4,751 in June, 1988. Lundberg had erroneously reported that the number had fallen to 4,972 from 5,262.
February 27, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Going somewhere? It'll cost you even more this week, with the national average price of a gallon of regular fuel now up to nearly $3.70 and rising 26 cents to $4.29 in California. That's up 14 cents a gallon from a week ago and a 29-cent increase from a month ago. A gallon is now more than 10% more expensive than the $3.35 it cost this time last year, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. But in California, drivers are wishing prices were still that low. The state's average cost for a gallon is $4.29, compared to $4.03 a week ago. That's nearly 15% more than the year-ago cost of $3.74 a gallon.
December 20, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Gas prices in the United States have fallen more than 5 cents over the last two weeks, the Lundberg Survey finds. Prices are down a total of 24 cents over the last six weeks. The city with the lowest average price in the latest survey was Albuquerque, N.M., at $2.83. The highest average? San Francisco, at $3.57 . . . . Snow is anticipated from New Mexico into Kansas through Tuesday, with blizzard conditions possible. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings across portions of northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, and northern Texas . . . . Southern California mountains are expecting clear skies and typical temps for this time of year, through Christmas Day . . . . The sailing schooner America is offering a “No Seasickness Guarantee” for whale watching trips from the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
December 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Price of Gasoline Falls: The national average price of gasoline fell by nearly a penny over the past two weeks, the first retail price drop since October, the Lundberg Survey reported. The average pump price of all grades at full- and self-service stations was $1.23 a gallon as of Friday, oil analyst Trilby Lundberg said. That was a drop of more than 1/2 cent over the Nov. 22 survey. The Lundberg Survey polls 13,000 gas stations nationwide.
October 29, 1987 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
The son of the late oil industry analyst Dan Lundberg has agreed to drop his family's name from his energy consulting business as a partial settlement to a lawsuit filed against him by the North Hollywood company his father founded. Jan C. Lundberg, who had been doing business in Fredericksburg, Va., as Lundberg Reports Corp., was sued Sept. 25 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by Lundberg Survey Inc.
June 26, 1989
Gasoline Prices Drop: The nation's gasoline prices dropped for a second time in four weeks, a survey of retailers concluded, but an analyst who conducts the poll said new federal regulations will slow or stop the trend. The bimonthly Lundberg Survey of 12,000 gasoline stations concluded that average prices for all grades of gasoline and all types of service went down about a third of a penny to 117.61 cents. Trilby Lundberg, the survey's publisher, said the price dropped because refiners, terminal operators and importers had stored an extra supply of their products to meet the challenge of new federal Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
April 15, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pump Price Jump Averages 7 Cents a Gallon: The rise was due mainly to a dramatic $6-per-barrel rise in international crude oil prices in the last two months, Trilby Lundberg, publisher of the Lundberg Survey, said. The average price of gasoline, including all grades and taxes, was 131.39 cents a gallon, according to the Lundberg Survey of 10,000 gasoline stations nationwide. That compares with the average 124.39 cents for March 22.
August 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gasoline prices hovering in record territory could stay high, according to a local survey, with the effects of Hurricane Katrina, poised to slam into one of the nation's key oil production areas, yet to be known. Analyst Trilby Lundberg, whose semimonthly Lundberg Survey covers 7,000 gas stations nationwide, reported that the average price for three grades of gasoline rose 13 cents to $2.65 per gallon for the two weeks ending Aug. 26.
December 18, 2004
Peter Navarro ("Why Gas Prices Are So High," Opinion, Dec. 12) betrays his utter lack of understanding of economics and anti-business bias. When gas prices are adjusted for inflation, today's cost is a relative bargain. There are a number of websites with data to back this up. Why are refineries disappearing? Could it be that regulations and lawsuits make them difficult or impossible to replace and reduce their profit margins on operations? Oil companies don't have to "squeeze the supply" artificially: increased demand during the summer and decreased supply because of refinery disasters do that, and the law of supply and demand takes over.
Gasoline prices in Southern California fell below 90 cents a gallon in some locations this week, driven down a dime in the last three weeks by conditions as varied as El Nino's rains and Asia's economic woes. These and other elements have left the world swimming in crude oil--at least for a little while. And from the commuter at the corner gas station to the airline company pumping millions of gallons of aviation fuel into its jets, consumers are cheering the cheaper fuel prices.
August 26, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pump Prices Continue Slide: The per-gallon retail average, including all grades and taxes, was $129.82, down more than half a cent, according to the most recent two-week Lundberg Survey of 10,000 stations nationwide. The average peaked at just over $1.38 per gallon in May and has been falling since then, although more slowly of late because of higher oil prices, survey publisher Trilby Lundberg said. According to Friday's survey, the averages for self-serve unleaded, including taxes, were $123.
May 31, 1996
The use of Lundberg Survey data in "Texaco Led Run-Up in Southland Gas Prices" (May 7) was misleading. The Times said, "Texaco's total price increases of 28.3 cents far exceeded the estimated 5 to 8 cents-per-gallon cost of producing new state-mandated cleaner burning gasoline, which began appearing at Texaco dealers the week ending March 15." From the 28.3 cents, 14 cents in higher crude oil prices, shown elsewhere in the article, should be subtracted, leaving 14.3 cents as margin increase, not "far exceeding" the additional 5 to 15 cents refining cost of California Air Resources Board gasoline estimated April 30 by the California Energy Commission.
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