Gas Prices - Photo courtesy of MNLA staff

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County decreased Thursday for the 16th consecutive day and 17th time in 18 days, dropping one cent to $6.327.

The average price has dropped 13.3 cents over the past 18 days, including six-tenths of a cent Wednesday, 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 5.9 cents less than one week ago but 16.5 cents more than one month ago and $2.019 higher than one year ago.

The Orange County average price also decreased for the 16th consecutive day and 17th time in 18 days, dropping eight-tenths of a cent to $6.242. It has decreased 16.8 cents over the past 18 days, including nine-tenths of a cent Wednesday. The run of dropping prices follows an 17-day streak of increases totaling 35.1 cents.

The Orange County average price is 6.8 cents less than one week ago but 9.9 cents more than one month ago and $1.978 higher than one year ago.

The national average price dropped for the 15th consecutive day following an 18-day streak of increases, decreasing 1.3 cents to $4.868. It has dropped 14.8 cents over the past 15 days, including 1.6 cents Tuesday.

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 25.8 cents more than one month ago and $1.759 higher than one year ago.

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