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How long will the gas price free fall continue?

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Drivers are noticing a very welcome sight at local gas stations. Prices have dropped sharply in the past few weeks, and are at their lowest since 2011.

In Poway, prices are hovering around $3 for a gallon of regular gas. For once, there's some good news to tell you when it comes to gas prices.

"It's nice to have a little bit of extra change in the pocket," one gas customer said.

Here in San Diego County, the average is $3.41 for a regular gallon of gas, the lowest since February 2011.

According to the Automobile Club of Southern California, the average price is 11.1 cents less than one week ago, 30.4 cents lower than one month ago and 33.4 cents below what it was one year ago. Experts link the price drop to a drop in the price of crude oil.

An easy way to find cheap prices is websites like

Drivers up in Escondido can pay less than $3, but on the flip side, one gas station in National City has the highest prices in the whole county -- $4.29 a gallon, even though just one mile away, the price per gallon was 88 cents cheaper. We paid that place a visit, and still found plenty of people there filling up.

"It doesn't really bother me," one customer said.

"It's literally a convenience to where I live," another said.

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