The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped three-tenths of a cent Friday for the second consecutive day and now stands at $3.871.

The average price has dropped for four consecutive days and is 1.1 cents less than one week ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. However, it is 20.1 cents more than one month ago and 81.5 cents higher than one year ago. It has risen 72.1 cents since the start of the year.

The Orange County average price dropped three-tenths of a cent Friday to $3.817, one day after decreasing six-tenths of a cent. It has dropped for five consecutive days and is 1.7 cents less than one week ago. However, it is 20.2 cents more than one month ago and 79.9 cents higher than one year ago. The Orange County average price has risen 70.1 cents since the start of the year.

“Refinery issues in California and Washington have been resolved, but the effects of those issues continue to keep prices high,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

“However, we could see some price relief in the coming weeks. California gas stations will be allowed to start selling winter blend gasoline on Nov. 1, which is about 12 cents a gallon cheaper to produce than the summer blend currently being sold.”

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