Average Gas Price Continues To Drop In Southern California Almost 3 Weeks Straight

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline continues to fall for major metropolitan areas in Southern California.

In Los Angeles County dropped today for the 17th consecutive day, decreasing 1.9 cents to $3.931, its lowest amount since Sept. 26.

The average price has dropped 19.8 cents over the past 17 days, including 1.8 cents on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 10.1 cents less than one week ago and 22.8 cents lower than a month ago but 27.9 cents more than one year ago. The average price has risen 54 cents since the start of the year. 

In Orange County average price dropped for the 18th consecutive day, decreasing 2.2 cents to $3.871, its lowest amount since Sept. 25. It has dropped 21.7 cents over the past 18 days, including 1.6 cents on Thursday.

The Orange County average price is 10.5 cents less than a week ago and 24.7 cents lower than one month ago but 27.1 cents more than a year ago. It has risen 52.2 cents since the start of the year.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County dropped today for the 19th consecutive day, decreasing 1.8 cents to $3.841, its lowest amount since Sept. 26. The average price has dropped 18.8 cents over the past 19 days, including 1.8 cents on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The decreases were preceded by a five-day streak of increases totaling 3 cents.

The average price is 10 cents less than one week ago and 24.4 cents lower than one month ago but 27.8 cents higher than one year ago. It has increased 57.3 cents since the start of the year.

Lastly, the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing 1.2 cents to $3.91, its lowest amount since Sept. 27.

The average price has dropped 14.8 cents over the past 16 days, including 1.4 cents on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 7.5 cents less than one week ago and 19.9 cents less than one month ago but 28.7 cents more than one year ago. The average price has risen 56.9 cents since the start of the year.

“Based on rapid price drops in the Los Angeles wholesale gasoline market this week, we expect the price drops to continue as Thanksgiving approaches,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

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