San Diego gas prices drop for 19th consecutive day to $3.86 a gallon

SAN DIEGO - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell Monday for the 19th consecutive day, dropping six-tenths of a cent to $3.863.

The average price is 5.9 cents less than one week ago, 1.3 cents lower than one month ago and 84.9 cents below what it was one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price has dropped 17 cents over the past 19 days, including nine-tenths of a cent on Sunday. The dropping prices were immediately preceded by a 16-day streak of rising prices totaling 18.2 cents.

The falling pump prices are the result of a sharp drop in the price of wholesale gasoline, lower crude oil prices and adequate supply to meet demand, according to Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Nationally, prices are at $3.35 a gallon.  Experts say the government shutdown dampened economic outlook and slid prices lower.  

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