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Drop in gas prices starts to slow

Southern California gas prices dropped by just a few cents over the past week and in some areas even stopped declining for a day or two, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch.

The state average is $3.729 a gallon for regular on Friday – 3.4 cents lower than last week and 94 cents lower than the $4.671 new record price set on Oct. 9.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego is $3.761 per gallon, which is 2.9 cents less than last week, 40 cents lower than last month, and 7 cents higher than last year.

In the Los Angeles-Long Beach area, the price is $3.788 per gallon, 2.9 cents below last week, 43 cents below last month, and 8 cents higher than last year.

On the Central Coast, the average price is $3.853, down 3.1 cents from last week, 39 cents lower than a month ago, and 7 cents above last year. In the Inland Empire, the average per gallon price is $3.746, down 3.6 cents from last week, 40 cents lower than last month, and 4 cents more than last year.

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