LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped three-tenths of a cent today to $3.201, one day after rising one-tenth of a cent.
The average price is a half-cent less than one week ago, 2.5 cents lower than one month ago and $1.009 cheaper than one year ago when prices were rising sharply after three Los Angeles-area refineries slowed or halted production due to maintenance issues and no imported gasoline was available to make up for the shortfall, according to Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.
The average price has decreased 41.4 cents since the start of the year, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The Orange County average price rose one-tenth of a cent to $3.167 after dropping by one-tenth of a cent for two consecutive days. It has decreased 10 of the past 12 days, dropping 2.3 cents.
The Orange County average price is four-tenths of a cent less than one week ago, 3.6 cents lower than one month ago and $1.107 cheaper than one year ago. It has decreased 37.9 cents since the start of the year.
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