The average price of a gallon of self-serve gasoline in San Diego County dropped 1.8 cents Sunday to $3.247, its lowest amount since Feb. 2, 2019.

The average price has dropped 17 consecutive days, decreasing 28.6 cents, including 2.5 cents on Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

It is 16.1 cents less than one week ago, 31.1 cents lower than one month ago and 17.9 cents less than one year ago.

“As long as demand and oil prices stay low, we should see gas prices continue to drop,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

Commercial and general motorist traffic has dropped significantly because of the coronavirus outbreak while oil prices have decreased both because of reduced demand and increased production by Russia and Saudi Arabia boosting the supply, Spring said.

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