Pumping gasoline
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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County dropped Sunday for the 32nd consecutive day since rising to a record, falling four-tenths of a cent to $5.381.

The average price has dropped 99.2 cents over the past 32 days — including 1.3 cents Saturday — to its lowest amount since Sept. 20, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. It is 9.3 cents less than one week ago and 98.9 cents lower than one month ago, but 86.8 cents more than one year ago.

“Los Angeles wholesale gasoline prices are higher than they were two weeks ago, but still are about $1.80 below their all-time record level reached in late August, indicating that there is still a lot of room for declines in pump prices,” said Doug Shupe, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

“Almost every part of the metropolitan Los Angeles and San Diego areas should have at least a couple of gas stations charging less than $5 a gallon,” he added.

The national average price rose three-tenths of a cent Sunday to $3.80. It is 3.9 cents more than one week ago, 6.7 cents less than one month ago, and 37.9 cents more than one year ago. It is $1.216 less than the record of $5.016 set June 14.

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