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Gas prices drop during busy Thanksgiving travel weekend

Posted: 10:00 AM, Nov 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-24 18:00:52Z

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped Saturday for the 19th consecutive day and the 31st time in 32 days, decreasing a half-cent to $3.612.

The average price has dropped 22.6 cents over the past 32 days, including six-tenths of a cent Friday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The average price is 3.7 cents less than one week ago and 22.2 cents lower than one month ago, but 40.1 cents more than one year ago. It has risen 49 cents since the start of the year.

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Southern California gas prices are dropping at a fairly steady pace from their highest levels since 2014 but are expected to still be 50 to 60 cents higher per gallon than during last year's holiday. 

The vast majority of Southern California travelers -- 3.6 million or 86 percent of all travelers -- drove to their Thanksgiving destinations, a 5.1 percent increase over last year.