The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County dropped Sunday to its lowest amount since Sept. 20, decreasing six-tenths of a cent to $5.363.

The average price has dropped 36 times in 39 days since rising to a record $6.373 on Oct. 5, decreasing $1.01, including 1.1 cents Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. It is 1.8 cents less than one week ago and 78 cents lower than one month ago, but 78.7 cents more than one year ago.

The national average price dropped for the fourth consecutive day following a run of six increases in seven days totaling 4 cents, decreasing seven-tenths of a cent to $3.776. It is 2.4 cents less than one week ago and 13.7 cents lower than one month ago, but 36.2 cents more than one year ago.

The national average price has dropped 2.9 cents over the past four days, including 1.1 cents Saturday. It is $1.24 lower than the record $5.016 set June 14.

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