The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped six-tenths of a cent Sunday to $3.29, one day after decreasing four-tenths of a cent.

The average price is 1.6 cents less than one week ago, 12.8 cents less than one month ago, and 9.9 cents lower than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The Orange County average price dropped a half-cent Sunday to $3.251, after dropping a half-cent on Saturday. It is 2.3 cents less than one week ago, 12.5 cents less than one month ago and 10.8 cents lower than one year ago.

Higher prices are expected with the shift to summer blend gasoline, expected to begin next week, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

“Last week, Oil Price Information Service reported that the region’s major gasoline pipeline will begin shipping `summer blend’ gasoline on or around Jan. 29,” Spring said. “Once that blend arrives at stations, it adds at least 12 cents a gallon to the cost of gasoline.”

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