A 39-day streak of rising prices ended Sunday when the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped one-tenth of a cent to $3.926.
The average price rose 40.7 cents during the streak, including a half-cent Saturday, to its highest amount since Nov. 22, 2019, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The first decrease since a one-tenth of a cent drop on Feb. 9 also ended a run of 59 increases in 60 days totaling 57.9 cents.
The average price is 3.6 cents more than one week ago, 28.8 cents higher than one month ago and 62.1 cents greater than one year ago.
The Orange County average price rose three-tenths of a cent to $3.906, one day after a 39-day streak of rising prices totaling 41 cents ended with a drop of two-tenths of a cent.
The Orange County average price has risen 72 of the past 74 days, increasing 68.8 cents to its highest amount since Nov. 20, 2019. It is 2.9 cents more than one week ago, 27.6 cents higher than one month ago and 65.9 cents greater than one year ago.