The average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular gasoline in Orange County decreased six-tenths of a cent Monday to $3.551, one day after a 75-day streak of dropping prices ended when it rose two-tenths of a cent, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is at its lowest amount since Dec. 24, 2011. It is four cents less than one week ago, 21.7 cents lower than one month ago and one cent more than one year ago.
In Los Angeles County, the price of a gallon of gas rose Monday for the first time since Oct. 9, increasing one-tenth of a cent to $3.589.
The increase ends a 26-day streak of dropping prices and a stretch of 74 decreases in 75 days, during which the price dropped $1.117 to its lowest amount since Dec. 27, 2011.
The only day the price failed to decrease during the 75-day stretch was Nov. 27 when it was unchanged.
The average price is 3.9 cents less than one week ago and 22 cents lower than one month ago, but 2.3 cents more than one year ago.
-City News Service