The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell Sunday for the 17th time in 18 days, dropping 1.7 cents to $4.214, one day after decreasing 2.1 cents.
The average price has dropped 15.8 cents over the past 18 days and is 7.1 cents less than one week ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
However, it is 2.8 cents more than one month ago and 21.9 cents higher than one year ago because of a 15.7-cent increase over a seven-day span immediately before the declines began caused by low inventories from the closures of refineries in Southern California and Northern California for maintenance.
The average price fell 13 consecutive days, was unchanged Wednesday, then resumed declining Thursday.
–City News Service
“Prices continue to fall from the spike that occurred (in May), indicating that supply issues in California are being addressed or are at least not as bad as feared,” said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.