Gas prices
Gas prices at a station in Carlsbad in early March. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Wednesday for the 35th consecutive day, decreasing 2.9 cents to $5.821, its lowest amount since May 6.

The average price has decreased 55.2 cents during the streak, including 2.8 cents Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. The streak of decreases follows a run of 19 increases in 20 days totaling 35.5 cents.

The average price is 19.2 cents less than one week ago and 51.9 cents lower than one month ago, but $1.511 more than one year ago.

The national average price dropped for the 36th consecutive day following an 18-day streak of increases, decreasing 2.8 cents to $4.467. It has dropped 54.9 cents over the past 36 days, including 2.6 cents Tuesday, after rising 41.5 cents during the 18-day streak of increases.

The national average price is 16.4 cents less than one week ago and 51.4 cents lower than one month ago, but $1.301 more than one year ago.

— City News Service



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