San Diego County gas prices sink lower

SAN DIEGO — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Sunday for the 34th consecutive day and the 46th time in the past 47 days, decreasing seven-tenths of a cent to $3.448.

The average price has dropped 39 cents over the past 47 days, including 1.5 cents Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

It is 7.9 cents less than one week ago and 27 cents lower than one month ago, but 30.5 cents more than one year ago. It has risen 32.6 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,” according to Spring.