The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Riverside County rose two-tenths of a cent Sunday to $4.622, increasing for the 12th consecutive day to its highest amount since Oct. 15, 2012.
The average price has increased 10.7 cents over the past 12 days, including three-tenths of a cent on Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 3.9 cents more than one week ago, 17.5 cents higher than one month ago and $1.521 greater than one year ago.
The average price is within 6.6 cents of matching the record high of $4.688 set on Oct. 8, 2012. The 2012 figures included stations in San Bernardino County.
“We are still seeing rising gas prices in Southern California as a result of the refinery issues in the region and them trying to backfill for the refineries in the north,” where a heavy rainstorm last month affected production, Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager, told City News Service.