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San Diego County Average Gas Price Drops To Lowest Amount Since March 22

Gasoline prices are displayed at a Chevron station in Sacramento, Calif., Mon...

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Above: Gasoline prices are displayed at a Chevron station in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Friday for the 32nd consecutive day and the 44th time in the past 45 days, decreasing 1.1 cents to $3.47, its lowest amount since March 22.

The average price has dropped 36.8 cents over the past 45 days, including eight-tenths of a cent on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

It is 7.5 cents less than one week ago and 27.7 cents lower than one month ago, but 31.8 cents more than one year ago. It has risen 34.8 cents since the start of the year.

The average price dropped 12 consecutive days, rose two-tenths of a cent on Nov. 5, then resumed decreasing Nov. 6.

"The pace of price drops accelerated in the last week, with some individual stations reducing their prices by as much as 10 cents overnight," said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.

"Gas prices under $3 a gallon have appeared in many major metropolitan areas."

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