The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 27th consecutive day, decreasing 3.2 cents to $6.04, its lowest amount since May 27.
The average price has decreased 33.3 cents during the streak, including seven-tenths of a cent Monday, 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 16 cents less than one week ago and 32.5 cents lower than one month ago but $1.747 more than one year ago.
"Usually, more people buying gas would lead to higher pump prices,'' said Andrew Gross, an AAA national public relations manager. "But the price for oil, the main ingredient in gasoline, has fallen and is hovering around $100 a barrel. Less expensive oil usually means less expensive gas."
The national average price dropped for the 28th consecutive day following an 18-day streak of increases, decreasing 2.3 cents to $4.655. It has dropped 36.1 cents over the past 28 days, including six-tenths of a cent Monday, after rising 41.5 cents during the 18-day streak of increases.
The national average price is 14.5 cents less than one week ago and 35.5 cents lower than one month ago but $1.508 more than one year ago.