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San Diego County Average Gas Price Drops For 16th Time In 17 Days

A San Diego gas station worker poses holding a gas nozzle, March 9, 2011.

Credit: Associated Press

Above: A San Diego gas station worker poses holding a gas nozzle, March 9, 2011.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Friday for the 16th time in 17 days, decreasing 1.2 cents to $3.732, its lowest amount since Sept. 29.

The average price has dropped 10.6 cents over the past 17 days, including 1.2 cents on Thursday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 5.1 cents less than one week ago and 10.5 cents lower than one month ago but 45.4 cents more than one year ago. It has risen 61 cents since the start of the year.

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

"Gas stations began selling winter-blend gasoline last Thursday, which has lowered production costs by at least 12 cents a gallon, so consumers should continue to see more price drops to account for that difference," said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.

"At the same time, oil prices have continued dropping, making gasoline less expensive to produce, and we are entering the low fuel demand season."

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