The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County dropped a half-cent Sunday to $4.388, one day after dropping 1 cent for its first decrease since Dec. 26.

The average price is 2.1 cents more than one week ago, but 18.6 cents less than one month ago and 21.6 cents cheaper than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

It has dropped $1.985 since rising to a record $6.373 on Oct. 5.

The national average price decreased four-tenths of a cent to $3.281. It is 7.3 cents more than one week ago, but 4.8 cents less than one month ago and 2.3 cents lower than one year ago. The national average price is $1.735 lower than the record $5.016 set June 14.

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