Today marks the fourth consecutive day in which the price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County has decreased, this time by 2 cents to reach $6.41. This comes after the price rose to a record high earlier this week.
According to the numbers provided by the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service, the price has decreased by 8.4 cents on average over the last four days, including 2.8 cents on Saturday only.
Because of a 33-day streak of price increases totaling $1.248 that ended Thursday with a decrease of three-tenths of a cent, the average price is 4.9 cents lower than it was one week ago, but it is $1.058 higher than it was one month ago and $1.976 higher than it was one year ago.
The national average price went up again, this time by six-tenths of a cent, bringing it to $3.91. This is the 18th time in the last 19 days that prices have gone up. The price has gone up overall by 23.6 cents over the course of the last 19 days, including an increase of 1.3 cents on Saturday. After going up for 11 days in a row without a stop, it had a drop of four-tenths of a cent the previous Sunday but started climbing again the following Monday.
The price, on average throughout the country, is now 11.4 cents more than it was one week ago, 17.2 cents higher than it was one month ago, and 64.4 cents higher than it was one year ago.