The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Tuesday for the 13th consecutive day, decreasing 1.1 cents to $3.611.
The average price has dropped 8.9 cents over the past 13 days, including four-tenths of a cent Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 6.6 cents less than one week ago, 16.8 cents lower than one month ago and 1.2 cents below what it was one year ago despite rising 22 cents since the start of the year.
The Orange County average price dropped for the 14th time in 15 days, decreasing 1 cent to $3.589. It has dropped 8.5 cents over the past 15 days, including three-tenths of a cent Monday.
The Orange County average price is 5.9 cents less than one week ago and 14 cents lower than one month ago, but 3.1 cents more than one year ago. It has increased 24 cents since the start of the year.
The lower prices are the result of “good supply in the market,” Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service.