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AAA: 20-cent monthly declines in gas prices common statewide

The average price of unleaded regular gasoline in California plunged 22 cents a gallon from last month, according to the latest monthly, statewide AAA report released Tuesday.

AAA said the statewide average of $2.66 was down from $2.88 in the July 12 survey.

In the Sacramento area, the average at-the-pump cost on Tuesday was $2.51 a gallon, a 20-cent decline from July.

The national average was $2.12 a gallon, the lowest August price since 2004.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover