The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose one-tenth of a cent Saturday to $4.313, the third time in four days it has changed by one-tenth of a cent or less.
The average price is seven-tenths of a cent higher than one week ago, 3.2 cents more than one month ago and $1.141 greater than a year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It has risen $1.137 since the start of the year.
The average price could increase in connection with rising crude oil prices prompted by Hurricane Ida. The price of a barrel of West Texas intermediate crude closed at $68.74 Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, up $1.32. It closed at $65.46 Aug. 18.
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