A Shell gas station. Courtesy photo

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Monday for the 12th consecutive day since rising to a record, decreasing 1.4 cents to $6.057.

The average price dropped 37.8 cents over the past 12 days, including 3 cents Sunday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. The decreases follow a run of 32 increases in 33 days totaling $1.213.

The average price is 28.1 cents less than one week ago, but 67.1 cents more than one month ago and $1.621 higher than one year ago.

The national average price was unchanged at $3.888, ending a streak of five consecutive days of decreases. It follows a run of 20 increases in 21 days totaling 24.9 cents. It has dropped 3.5 cents over the past six days, including four-tenths of a cent Sunday.

The national average price is 3.1 cents less than one week ago, but 20.6 cents more than one month ago and 56.9 cents higher than one year ago. It is $1.128 less than the record $5.016 set June 14.

The run of increases followed a 98-day streak of decreases totaling $1.342 that began the day after the record was set.

City News Service contributed to this article.



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