LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped for the first time since Dec. 27 today, decreasing one-tenth of a cent to $3.747.
The average price had increased 19 consecutive days and 23 of the past 24, rising 16.3 cents over that span, including two-tenths of a cent Sunday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 5.6 cents more than one week ago, 15.5 higher than one month ago and eight-tenths of a cent greater less than one year ago.
The Los Angeles County average price is the second highest in the state, trailing only the San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles region, whose average is $3.77.
The Orange County average price rose one-tenth of a cent for the second consecutive day to $3.722, 5.3 cents more than one week ago and 16.1 cents higher than one month ago but eight-tenths of a cent less than one year ago.
The Orange County average price has risen 26 times in the past 30 days, increasing 16.7 cents over that span.
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