SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell Friday for the 16th consecutive day, dropping 1.2 cents to $3.888.
The average price is 6.1 cents less than one week ago and 44 cents lower than one year ago, but 3.2 cents more than one month ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has dropped 14.5 cents over the past 16 days, including 1 cent on Thursday. The dropping prices were immediately preceded by a 16-day streak of rising prices totaling 18.2 cents.
"The last time wholesale prices were this low, Southern California drivers were paying on average about $3.60 a gallon, so clearly there is plenty more room for prices to drop further," said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
"In about three weeks, wholesale prices have plunged by more than 50 cents. Lower crude oil prices have helped drive the drop, along with apparent solid production at local refiners."
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected over the weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.