An 18-day streak of decreases ended Wednesday when the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged, remaining at $3.552.
The average price dropped 33.7 cents during the streak, including 1.2 cents on Tuesday, to its lowest amount since July 9, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 9.8 cents less than one week ago, 47.9 cents lower than one month ago and 27.9 cents below what it was one year ago.
The Orange County average price dropped to its lowest amount since April 26, decreasing a half-cent to $3.478. It has dropped for 19 consecutive days and 45 times in 48 days, decreasing 79.7 cents over the past 48 days, including 1.5 cents on Tuesday.
The decreases follow a seven-day stretch of increases totaling 77.8 cents that pushed the average price to its highest amount since May 6, 2014.
The Orange County average price dropped for 26 consecutive days, had three consecutive days of increases totaling 10.2 cents from Aug. 12-14, then resumed declining on Aug. 15.
The Orange County average price is 11.7 cents less than one week ago, 52.6 cents lower than one month ago and 32.4 cents below what it was one year ago.
—City News Service