LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged today for the second time in three days, remaining at $3.224.
The average price is three-tenths of a cent less than one week ago and 45.1 cents lower than one year ago but 3.7 cents more than one month ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has decreased 39.1 cents since the start of the year, including three-tenths of a cent on Thursday.
The Orange County average price dropped one-tenth of a cent for the second consecutive day to $3.20. It is three-tenths of a cent less than one week ago and 44 cents lower than one year ago but 2.8 cents higher than one month ago. It has decreased 34.5 cents since the start of the year.
“Wholesale prices for Los Angeles gasoline have trended downward in recent days, so there is reason to believe we could see price declines soon after a summer of plateaus and mild price increases,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.
“Traditionally, the fall season is when gas prices start to drop.”
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