The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Sunday for the 26th consecutive day, decreasing a half-cent to $3.678.
The average price has dropped 19.9 cents over the streak, including nine-tenths of a cent Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 6.9 cents less than one week ago and 19.6 cents lower than one month ago, but 41.1 cents more than one year ago. It has risen 52.8 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price dropped for the 25th consecutive day, decreasing four-tenths of a cent to $3.621. It has decreased 20.2 cents during the streak, including 1.3 cents on Saturday.
The Orange County average price is 7 cents less than one week ago and 19.9 cents lower than one month ago, but 39.4 cents more than one year ago. It has risen 50.2 cents since the start of the year.
“The price drops are happening nationwide as well as in California because oil prices have dropped dramatically,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager. “There is a wide range of prices right now locally because some gas station chains are lowering prices more aggressively than others.”