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Gas pump. Photo credit: Alexander Nguyen

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Wednesday for the 56th consecutive day since rising to a record, decreasing 1.6 cents to $5.388, its lowest amount since March 7.

The average price has decreased 98.5 cents since rising to a record $6.373 on June 15, including 2.3 cents Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. It is 14.9 cents less than one week ago and 69.1 cents lower than one month ago, but $1.037 more than one year ago.

The national average price dropped for the 57th consecutive day since rising to a record, decreasing 2.3 cents to $4.01. It has dropped $1.006 since rising to a record $5.016 on June 14.

The national average price is 15.3 cents less than one week ago and 67.4 cents lower than one month ago, but 82.4 cents more than one year ago.

— City News Service



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