LOS ANGELES - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its lowest amount since July 18, decreasing three-tenths of a cent to $3.759.

The average price has dropped on 54 of the past 55 days and is 4.2 cents less than one week ago and 30 cents lower than one month ago, but 9.6 cents more than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price has fallen 94.6 cents over the past 55 days, including seven-tenths of a cent on Sunday. It decreased for 48 consecutive days, was unchanged Tuesday and resumed dropping Wednesday.

The Orange County average price decreased today for the 56th consecutive day, falling four-tenths of a cent to $3.

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72, its lowest amount since July 17.

The Orange County average price has decreased 97 cents over the past 56 days, including four-tenths of a cent on Sunday, 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 4.4 cents less than one week ago and 28.4 cents lower than one month ago, but 8.6 cents more than one year ago.

The streak of dropping prices is the longest since a 90-day streak from Sept. 16-Dec. 14, 2008.