Gas Price - Photo courtesy of MNLA staff

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County decreased Friday for the 59th consecutive day since rising to a record, dropping seven-tenths of a cent to $5.405, its lowest amount since March 6.

The average price has dropped $1.057 since rising to a record high of $6.462 on June 14, including 1.7 cents Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. It is 14.5 cents less than one week ago and 71.8 cents lower than one month ago, but $1.022 more than one year ago.

A 58-day streak of decreases to the Orange County average price totaling $1.105 ended when it was unchanged, remaining at $5.303. It is 13.4 cents less than one week ago and 72.7 cents lower than one month ago, but 95.3 cents more than one year ago.

The national average price dropped for the 59th consecutive day since rising to a record, decreasing 1.2 cents to $3.978. It has dropped $1.038 since rising to a record $5.016 on June 14.

The national average price is 13.5 cents less than one week ago and 67.7 cents lower than one month ago, but 79.2 cents more than one year ago.

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