Now is a good time to fill up the tank.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Orange County fell today for the 18th consecutive day, decreasing seven-tenths of a cent to $4.163. It is 7.1 cents less than one week ago, 11.4 cents lower than one month ago and 20.7 cents below what it was one year ago.
The Orange County average price had risen 33 times in 34 days before the decreases began.
Prices at the pump have been dropping because most California refineries
have concluded scheduled maintenance without experiencing any major incidents before the switch to summer-blend production, leaving adequate gasoline supplies, said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
- City News Service