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Southland gas prices drop in time for summer

A driver pumps gas in this undated file photo.

June 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The summer forecast for gas prices is getting better every day.

This week, the average price in some local markets has dropped below $4.

  • The average price for a gallon of regular in L.A./Long Beach is still $4.01.

  • In Orange County, it's dropped to $3.98.

  • In the Inland Empire, it's $3.97.

  • In Ventura County, the average price is still $4.02, but that's well below this time last month, when it was $4.29.

Current prices though are still much higher than this time last year.