For the first time all year, the average price of gas in Orange County is lower than it was at the same time last year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Orange County declined today for the 34th consecutive day, but barely, as the average price decreased one-tenth of a cent to $4.155, its lowest amount since Feb. 22.
The Orange County average price is 2.8 cents less than a week ago, 18.3 cents lower than one month ago and 7.1 cents below what it was one year ago. It has decreased 19 cents over the past 34 days, including three-tenths of a cent on Saturday.
The declining pump prices stem from a steep decrease to the wholesale gasoline price, said Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
“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 Auto Club spokesperson Jeffrey Spring. “Prices are ranging widely right now from over $4.30 at some stations to under $4, so it’s important to shop around.”
The cheapest current prices in Los Alamitos and Seal Beach are:
- $4.14 per gallon at Mobil Ad's Service Center, 3971 Cerritos Ave
- $4.17 per gallon at Shell, 10961 Los Alamitos Blvd.
- $4.16 per gallon at Seal Beach Mobil Mart ,12240 Seal Beach Blvd
- $4.16 per gallon at Conkle Russ Unocal, 12071 Seal Beach Blvd
-City News Service Contributed to this report.