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San Diego County Average Gas Price Falls To Lowest Amount Since March 24

In this file photo taken Friday, March 7, 2014, Eric Henry gases up his car in Sacramento, Calif.
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In this file photo taken Friday, March 7, 2014, Eric Henry gases up his car in Sacramento, Calif.

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Wednesday for the 30th consecutive day, and the 42nd time in the past 43 days, decreasing 1.3 cents to $3.489, its lowest amount since March 24.

The average price has dropped 34.9 cents over the past 43 days, including 1.2 cents on Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

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It is 9.1 cents less than one week ago and 27.4 cents lower than one month ago, but 32.4 cents more than one year ago. It has risen 36.7 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.