Streak of dropping gas prices ends at 35 days

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(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 35-day streak of decreases ended today when the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was unchanged, remaining at $3.783.

The average price dropped 27.9 cents during the streak to its lowest amount since Jan. 29, according to statistics from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 3 cents less than one week ago, 23.2 cents lower than one month ago and 65.7 cents below one year ago.

The streak of dropping prices was the longest since a 39-day streak from July 20-Aug. 27.

The Orange County average price dropped to its lowest amount since Jan. 28, falling one-tenth of a cent to $3.747.

The Orange County average price has decreased for 36 consecutive days and is 2.7 cents less than one week ago, 23.9 cents lower than one month ago and 66.8 cents below one year ago.

The Orange County average price has fallen 29.3 cents over the past 36 days, including two-tenths of a cent on Tuesday. The dropping prices were immediately preceded by a 14-day streak of rising prices totaling 20.3 cents.

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