RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County dropped Monday for the 38th consecutive day, decreasing three-tenths of a cent to $5.09.
The average price has dropped $1.061 over the past 38 days, including 1.2 cents Sunday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. The streak follows a run of 22 increases in 24 days totaling 86.6 cents.
The average price is 15.8 cents less than one week ago, 82.2 cents lower than one month ago and 29.1 cents cheaper than one year ago. It has dropped $1.283 since rising to a record $6.373 on Oct. 5, 2022.
The streak of decreases is the longest since a 42-day streak from Nov. 12-Dec. 23, 2022, totaling $1.11.
The national average price dropped for the 39th consecutive day and 47th time in 49 days, decreasing three-tenths of a cent to $3.418. It has dropped 46.3 cents over the past 49 days, including a half-cent Sunday.
The national average price is 7.6 cents less than one week ago, 32.8 cents lower than one month ago and 38.2 cents cheaper than one year ago. It has dropped $1.598 since rising to a record $5.016 on June 14, 2022.
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