LOS ANGELES - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County decreased today for the 43rd consecutive day, falling four-tenths of a cent to $3.825, its lowest amount since July 24.
The average price has decreased 88 cents over the past 43 days, including three-tenths of a cent on Tuesday, after rising 50.4 cents over the previous seven days and reaching a record high of $4.705 on Oct. 9, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The streak of dropping prices is the longest since a 57-day streak that ended July 13.
The average price is 6.1 cents less than one week ago and 66.1 cents lower than one month ago, but 5 cents more than one year ago.
The Orange County average price decreased today for the 44th consecutive day, falling a half-cent to $3.783, its lowest amount since July 22.
The Orange County average price has decreased 90.7 cents over the past 44 days, including a half-cent on both Monday and Tuesday, after rising 51.3 cents over the previous six days to a record high of $4.69 on Oct. 8.
The Orange County average price is 5.3 cents less than one week ago and 67.3 cents lower than one month ago, but 2.7 cents more than one year ago.
The streak of dropping prices is good news for Thanksgiving holiday travelers. Some 3.37 million Southland residents are taking vacations this week, about 87 percent of them by car, according to the Automobile Club
The top five destinations for Southern California travelers are Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, California's Central Coast and the Grand Canyon, the Auto Club reported.