Photo via [Public Domain] Wikimedia Commons
Photo via [Public Domain] Wikimedia Commons

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Friday to its lowest amount since Dec. 2, 2010, decreasing 1.1 cents to $3.144.

The average price has decreased 51 consecutive days and 74 of the past 75, dropping 68.4 cents over that span, including 1.2 cents on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 7.2 cents less than one week ago, 37.2 cents lower than one month ago and 44.1 cents below what it was one year ago.

The Orange County average price dropped nine-tenths of a cent Friday to $3.094, its lowest amount since Nov. 2, 2010. It has decreased 19 consecutive days and 49 of the past 50, dropping 58.8 cents over that span, including 1.3 cents on Thursday.

The Orange County average price is 8 cents less than one week ago, 40.1 cents lower than one month ago and 46.4 cents below what it was one year ago.

“It’s been nearly four years since Southern California average gas prices in most regions were below $3 a gallon, but it’s now fairly easy in most major Southland cities to find individual stations with prices of $2.99 or less,” said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

“Thirty-eight states today have gas price averages below $3. Right now, gas price drops in California and most of the U.S. aren’t showing signs of slowing down.”

—City News Service

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