Streaks of Dropping Gas Prices Ends


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A seven-day streak of decreases to the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County ended today with an increase of two-tenths of a cent to $3.783.

The average price dropped 2.8 cents during the streak, including two- tenths of a cent on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The streak of decreases followed a seven-day streak of increases totaling 8.2 cents. A 5.6-cent per gallon tax increase for road and mass transit programs went into effect during the streak of increases.

The average price is 2.5 cents less than one week ago and 5.8 cents lower than one month ago, but 11.1 cents more than one year ago.

An eight-day streak of decreases to Orange County average price ended with an increase of 1.1 cents to $3.736. It dropped 3.4 cents over the past eight days, including a half-cent on Thursday. The decreases followed a nine- day streak of increases totaling 8.7 cents.

The Orange County average price is 2 cents less than one week ago and 6.7 cents lower than one month ago, but 12.2 cents more than one year ago.


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