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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Wednesday for the 21st consecutive day since rising to a record, decreasing 3.6 cents to $5.692.

The average price has dropped 74.3 cents over the past 21 days, including 3.2 cents Tuesday, 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 at its lowest amount since Sept. 24 and 23.8 cents less than one week ago and 9.2 cents lower than one month ago but $1.179 more than one year ago.

The national average price dropped for the 14th time in 15 days, decreasing 1.1 cents to $3.764, its lowest amount since Sept. 27. It has dropped 15.9 cents over the past 15 days, including 1.8 cents Tuesday.

The national average price is 9 cents less than one week ago, but 3.9 cents more than one month ago and 37.5 cents higher than one year ago. It is $1.252 less than the record of $5.016 set June 14.

City News Service contributed to this article.


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