The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County decreased Friday for the 28th time in 30 days, falling nine-tenths of a cent to $4.188, its lowest amount since Feb. 23.
The average price is 3.2 cents less than one week ago, 15.1 cents lower than one month ago and 2.8 cents below what it was one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price decreased for 19 consecutive days, rose one-tenth of a cent April 17, dropped each of the next six days and rose one-tenth of a cent on Tuesday. It has fallen 15.4 cents over the past 30 days, including three- tenths of a cent on Thursday.
The declining pump prices stem from a steep decrease to the wholesale gasoline price, Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service.
"We are seeing several more stations with prices under $4 a gallon in East Los Angeles County, Costa Mesa, the Palm Springs area, San Bernardino and Escondido," said Jeffrey Spring, also of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
"Prices are ranging widely right now from over $4.30 at some stations to under $4, so it's important to shop around."
-City News Service