The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Tuesday for the eighth consecutive day, decreasing 1.9 cents to $5.96.

The average price has dropped 11 cents over the past eight days, including eight-tenths of a cent Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 10.9 cents less than one week ago but 71.3 cents higher than one month ago and $1.997 more than one year ago.

The average price rose $1.283 during a 32-day streak of increases that ended March 27.

The Orange County average price dropped for the seventh consecutive day, decreasing 1.8 cents to $5.912. It has dropped 11.7 cents over the past seven days, including eight-tenths of a cent Monday.

As a result of the recent increases, the Orange County average price is 67.4 cents more than one month ago and $1.974 higher than one year ago.

The Orange County average price rose $1.277 during a 35-day streak of increases that ended March 27.

The top reason for the dropping prices is “that significant shipments of imported gasoline and gasoline ingredients have arrived in the state to ease supply concerns,” said Marie Montgomery, a public relations specialist with the Automobile Club of Southern California.

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