Gas prices in Del Mar Highlands in early August. Photo by Chris Jennewein
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Wednesday for the 49th consecutive day since rising to a record, decreasing 1.7 cents to $5.537, its lowest amount since March 8.
The average price has decreased 83.6 cents since rising to a record $6.373 on June 15, including 1.4 cents Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. The streak of decreases follows a run of 19 increases in 20 days totaling 35.5 cents.
The average price is 11 cents less than one week ago and 67.8 cents lower than one month ago, but $1.189 more than one year ago.
The national average price dropped for the 50th consecutive day following an 18-day streak of increases, decreasing 2.6 cents to $4.163. It has dropped 85.3 cents since rising to a record $5.016 on June 14, including 2.3 cents Tuesday, after rising 41.5 cents during the 18-day streak of increases.
The national average price is 13.9 cents less than one week ago and 64.9 cents lower than one month ago, but 98.1 cents more than one year ago.
City News Service contributed to this article.