The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County dropped six-tenths of a cent Saturday to $3.473.

The average price has dropped nine of the last 12 days. It is eight-tenths of a cent less than one week ago, 2.6 cents less than one month ago, but 24.4 cents more than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

“Most of the rest of the U.S. is now experiencing weekly price drops of four to five cents during the lowest demand time of the year, and all indications are that demand is low in California too,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager.

“However, because the state switches to using summer-blend gasoline earlier than any other state, if we see any price drops in the coming days, we expect them to be small.”

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