The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped 1.9 cents today to $4.164, decreasing for the 23rd consecutive day.
The average price has dropped 24.7 cents over the past 23 days, including 1.6 cents on Thursday, and is 10.9 cents less than one week ago and 6.5 cents lower than one month ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
However, the average price is 17.3 cents higher than one year ago.
The Orange County average price also decreased today for the 23rd consecutive day, falling 2.3 cents to $4.117, 11.1 cents less than one week ago and 9.1 cents lower than one month ago but 15.1 cents higher than one year ago.
The Orange County average price has decreased 27.2 cents over the past 23 days, including 1.6 cents on Thursday.
"Drivers should absolutely be aggressively shopping around for the best gas prices close to their normal commutes right now, because even though all local average prices are well above $4 a gallon, almost every area in Southern California has gas stations with prices of $3.99 or less," said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
"Oil industry analysts last week observed a substantial drop in Los Angeles wholesale gasoline prices which are bringing the lowest prices in the state to Southern California gas stations.
"California prices are now below those in Oregon and Washington, which have had some continued refinery production issues."
California prices are customarily the highest in the 48 contiguous states.
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- City News Service