The average price has dropped 13 cents over the past nine days, including 1.9 cents Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 11.7 cents less than one week ago but 56.5 cents higher than one month ago and $1.977 more than one year ago.
The average price rose $1.283 during a 32-day streak of increases that ended March 27.
The Orange County average price dropped for the eighth consecutive day, decreasing 2.4 cents to $5.888. It has dropped 14.1 cents over the past eight days, including 1.8 cents Tuesday.
The Orange County average price is 12.4 cents less than one week ago but 50.9 cents more than one month ago and $1.945 higher than one year ago.
The Orange County average price rose $1.277 during a 35-day streak of increases that ended March 27.
The top reason for the dropping prices is "that significant shipments of imported gasoline and gasoline ingredients have arrived in the state to ease supply concerns," said Marie Montgomery, a public relations specialist with the Automobile Club of Southern California.
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