MAP: Gas prices drop in Southern California but remain above $4 a gallon

Gasoline prices are dropping in Southern California but still hovering over $4 a gallon for self-serve regular in most areas. (Photo: Prices Thursday, August 1, 2013 at a Newport Beach gas station).
Gasoline prices are dropping in Southern California but still hovering over $4 a gallon for self-serve regular in most areas. (Photo: Prices Thursday, August 1, 2013 at a Newport Beach gas station). Ed Joyce/KPCC

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Thursday for the 13th consecutive day,  to $4.04.

The average price has decreased about 8 cents over the past two weeks but a gallon costs nearly 20 cents more than a year ago,  according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

Gasoline prices in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties also dropped Thursday. In Orange County the average price is 4.02 a gallon while the price is $4.00 in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. 

"Wholesale prices continue to decrease and consumers are seeing the results," said Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California. "Typically, we do see decreases in the summer once refineries are in full production mode. It was the price spikes that were unusual for this summer."

Los Angeles Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com
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