Gas Prices - Photo courtesy of MNLA staff

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County decreased Tuesday for the 14th consecutive day and 15th time in 16 days, dropping seven-tenths of a cent to $6.343.

The average price has dropped 11.7 cents over the past 16 days, including four-tenths of a cent Monday, 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 6 cents less than one week ago but 21.7 cents more than one month ago and $2.041 higher than one year ago.

The Orange County average price also decreased for the 14th consecutive day and 15th time in 16 days, dropping 1.3 cents to $6.259. It has decreased 15.1 cents over the past 16 days, including two-tenths of a cent Monday. The run of dropping prices follows an 17-day streak of increases totaling 35.1 cents.

The Orange County average price is 7.5 cents less than one week ago but 15.8 cents more than one month ago and $1.998 higher than one year ago.

The national average price dropped for the 14th consecutive day following an 18-day streak of increases, decreasing 1.6 cents to $4.881. It has dropped 13.5 cents over the past 14 days, including three-tenths of a cent Monday.

The national average price rose 41.5 cents during the 18-day streak of increases. It is 8.7 cents less than one week ago but 28 cents more than one month ago and $1.782 higher than one year ago.

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