Gas Prices - Photo courtesy of MNLA staff

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Monday for the 27th consecutive day and 28th time in 29 days, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $6.148.

The average price has dropped 31.2 cents over the past 29 days, including 1.8 cents Sunday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. The run of dropping prices follows an 18-day streak of increases totaling 36.9 cents.

The average price is 13.7 cents less than one week ago and 31 cents lower than one month ago, but $1.811 more than one year ago.

The Orange County average price also decreased for the 27th consecutive day and 28th time in 29 days, dropping 1 cent to $6.059. It has decreased 35.1 cents over the past 29 days, including 1.1 cents Sunday. The run of dropping prices follows a 17-day streak of increases totaling 35.1 cents.

The Orange County average price is 13.8 cents less than one week ago and 34.9 cents lower than one month ago, but $1.761 more than one year ago.

The national average price dropped for the 27th consecutive day following an 18-day streak of increases, decreasing six-tenths of a cent to $4.678. It has dropped 33.8 cents over the past 27 days, including 1.2 cents Sunday, after rising 41.5 cents during the 18-day streak of increases.

The national average price is 12.9 cents less than one week ago and 32.6 cents less than one month ago, but $1.534 more than one year ago.

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